Currently, people are setting up buildings with different reasons in life. However, it becomes inspiring to discover some of the prehistoric buildings that still exist and of much value . Gunston is a good example of these buildings and am sure you would like to get more about it.
This building was constructed for a span of approximately five years between 1755 and 1759. The building design was based on the Georgian architecture. The deal to design the interior carvings was assigned to servant William Buckland. This yielded the unique artisans work ever lived especially in the Colonial Virginia. The landowner by then was George Mason IV (1725-1792) who represented the fourth generation of Virginian. It was built by William Buckland and William Bernard Sears. Mason served the state at a very senior position and his era became the most influential. A 5,500-acre tobacco and corn plantation sat in this center during the construction of this building (Bisbee 87).
One of the feature was the “regular garden, south of the mansion, features the original configuration of gravel pathways, a 250 year old boxwood allée, massive earthen terraces, and vistas of the Deer Park leading to the Potomac River and Maryland shore beyond” (Gunston Hall 2012, p. 1). However, the ownership of this building has been left under different individuals or organizations after the death of George Manson IV.
After the death of this leader in 1792, the ownership changed quickly through succession of his son and grandson George Manson V and George Manson VI respectively. The second wife to George Manson VI later inherited the property but sold to William Merrill and William Dawson in 1867. A year later, it became the property of Edward Daniels. The sale of the property kept on changing from one private owner to another until 1912 when Louis Hertle presented it to the common wealth of Virginia as a gift in 1949. This was left in the hands of Regents from the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America under National Historic Landmark.