Restoring History to it's Rightful place in the Present
After being family owned for nearly 160 years, the home fell into disuse and neglect by the 1900's. Demolition appeared to the fate of the grand old icon that harkened back within earshot of the birth of our nation. As restoration continues it is hoped that Mount Pleasant , built at the time of the American Jubilee, can be a beacon of wisdom illuminating that ideals of the founding fathers of our great nation. The "Idea of America" may have been born in Colonial Williamsburg, but it was given its proving ground at place like Mount Pleasant. From George Washington to George Brown, America has been on intertwined narrative of Ordinary people creating a nation built on extraordinary effort and ideals.
In 2013, the Kentucky Trust for Historical Restoration, the City of Richmond, the Madison County School District, and people of the community, while assisted by the Richmond Rotary Club gathered to embark on an effort to restore Mount Pleasant recognizing its value to the history of our city, county, state, and country.