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Mirador Marker, W-164

Nearby stands Mirador, the childhood home of Nancy, Viscountess Astor, the first woman member of Parliament. Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne in 1879, she lived here from 1892 to 1897. In 1906 she married Waldorf Astor and moved to England permanently. Mirador also was home to her sister Irene, wife of Charles Dana Gibson and model for the Gibson Girl of the 1890s. New York architect William Adams Delano remodeled Mirador in the 1920s for Lady Astor's niece, Mrs. Ronald (Nancy Perkins) Tree. Later, as Nancy Lancaster, she greatly influenced interior design by creating the "English country house look."

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1995
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Greenwood, VA 22943. Located on Rockfish Gap Turnpike, 0.25 miles west of the intersection of Rockfish Gap Turnpike and Co Road 691. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Rockfish Gap Turnpike.
GPS Location: 38.034313,-78.762951
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