George Washington Masonic National Memorial

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Alexandria Virginia

Stock #: 32351
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Alexandria
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Alexandria (city)
Publisher: B. S. Reynolds Co.
Postmark: 1929
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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This great Memorial to George Washington, the Mason, is situated on Shooters Hill, in the western part of Alexandria, Va., on the highway between the City of Washington and Mount Vernon, his old home. The imposing Memorial 333 feet high, will overlook the City of Washington to the north and Mount Vernon to the south, while eastward at its foot lies Alexandria, which city he helped to plan. All the surrounding country is rich in historical association. The unusual architectural features and the remarkable terraced approaches present a striking appearance. It is modelled after the ancient towers which were used as beacons to guide mariners into habors, as exemplified in the beacor, at Rhodes. The Memorial will house a priceless collection of memorabilia of Washington, including many articles closely connected with his career in the Masonic order. The coat of the Memorial will be $4,000,000. It is being built by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.
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