Newlyweds Anna Mary Robertson Moses (later known as Grandma Moses) and her husband Thomas arrived in Augusta County from New York in 1887, renting several farms before purchasing Mt. Airy, a large brick Federal style house built in 1830. The family gained renown for their butter, milk, and potato chips. The Moses family moved home to Eagle Bridge, N.Y. in 1905, where, in her late 70s, “Grandma” Moses began painting, becoming world famous for her Primitive American style. There are three known paintings titled “Mount Airy” depicting the house and farm. She died in 1961 at the age of 101.
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources - Proposed by: Nancy Sorrells, Historian, Staunton.
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location - State right-of-way on Route 11, north of Staunton.
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