(1907-1999)Paul Mellon, one of the foremost American philanthropists of the 20th century, lived nearby. An heir to the vast banking and industrial fortune left by his father, Andrew W. Mellon, he supported universities, civic improvement projects, conservation efforts, and fine-arts institutions. With his second wife, Rachel "Bunny" Lambert Mellon, he amassed a world-renowned art collection, donated more than 1,000 objects to the National Gallery of Art, and made substantial contributions to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Mellon achieved international success as a breeder of racehorses. In 1975, he donated land to Virginia for the creation of Sky Meadows State Park, about five miles west of here.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 253745 N 4319159|
|Decimal Degrees||38.98681667, -77.84308333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.209', W 77° 50.585'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 12.54" N, 77° 50' 35.1" W|
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