George was a frequent traveler throughout his life. His passion for classical design was fueled by his many trips to France, beginning in his 20s. He often spoke of his initial visit to Versailles and the impression it made on him. His love for classical design, reflected in the architecture of the chateau, the gardens, and especially the Grand Trianon and Gabriel’s Petit Trianon palaces, grew the Western European Architecture Foundation. He reasoned that if American architects were exposed to the classical tradition, and given the freedom to observe, draw, and contemplate, then American architecture could be affected in a profound way over a period of time.
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