Building the backs steps from 18th century kitchen.
Pea gravel paths being laid 2008.
Completed paths from mud room to kitchen 2008.
pea gravel paths aligned according to research
Landside lawn cleared, leveled before drives were put in 2008.
Confab about landscaping drainage solutions 2008.
Drive cut near land side door.
Mansion drive carved out 2008.
Drive cut in at front of mansion on original path 2008.
Gravel bed laid.
Front drive pea gravel 2008.
Landside drive and lawn completed 2008.
Road building, maintenance area.
Road building, pasture road.
Special mix blacktop with added brown stone.
Test trench to find old drives, paths.
Old road ran in front of the house.
THE MOUNT PLEASANT FOUNDATION
Nicholas and Shelley Schorsch created the Mount Pleasant Foundation in order to preserve, support and share the rich historical resources of Mount Pleasant with the general public and researchers, through this website, articles and tours.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation whose purpose is stated according to Chapter 10 of Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia, for:
“charitable, educational and scientific purposes”… “to foster and promote the preservation and conservation of the Mount Pleasant property…and its natural environment, conduct and support educational and research activities relating to the preservation, conservation and historical understanding of Mount Pleasant, engage in other activities relating to the historical significance of Mount Pleasant and its role in the history of the United States and Virginia, and conduct and support general education programs relating to the history and natural environment of the United States and Virginia.”