American, ca.1890-1910, An outstanding example of Americana, this house proudly displays a wealth of architectural elements including an impressive columned colonnade surmounted by a ballustraded gallery. Two-story side porch, two story ionic columns, anachronistic kitchen ell on the back (which was removed from the real Mt. Vernon by 1910) with separate opening, a wonderfully detailed cupola, access is through two removable front panels. Inside are four spacious, principal rooms, central hallway with staircase and the kitchen ell. Mostly original papers and some more recent replacements, stained glass inserts in the stairway windows. A partial label on one chimney reads Cran---- Dollh---- Chicago, pointing to a commercial source for this unique house. Provenance: according to family oral history and copies of original documents accompanying the house, Mount Vernon was purchased by a former US ambassador to Germany Ferdinand Wight of Chicago , who acquired this house and lot 636 from the St. Louis Worlds Fair of 1904, where it was used for display., 41" t, 58" w, 38" d.