Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall

Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall

Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall Before Renovation
Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall Before Renovation

Guests enter the rooms in this well proportioned hall.

The first impression guests and visitors have of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms is the Edward Vason Jones Memorial Hall, dedicated to the talented architect who transformed the main reception rooms. The room was modeled after the drawing room at Marmion, an 18th-century house in King George County, Virginia. The Faux Marbre pilasters and cornices create an aura of opulence. These rooms contain marble busts of George Washington, John Jay, and the Marquis de Lafayette, as well as fine examples of furniture made in the last half of the 18th century in Boston and Philadelphia.