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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

118-0210 Montview

Montview
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VLR Listing Date 12/09/1986

NRHP Listing Date 06/05/1987

NPS property number 87000854

This expansive Dutch Colonial country house served as the rural retreat of Carter Glass from 1923 until his death in 1946. A foremost public figure of the 20th century, Glass is chiefly remembered for his sponsorship of the Glass-Owen Act of 1913 which established the Federal Reserve banking system. Glass built Montview while serving in the U. S. Senate. It was at Montview that he wrote many of his speeches defending the Federal Reserve System and completed a book on the subject, An Adventure in Constructive Finance. Despite membership in the Democratic party, Glass opposed much of President Roosevelt’s New Deal policy. He later supported Roosevelt’s war efforts and, as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helped pass measures to pay for military activity. Glass’s funeral was held at Montview. The house is now the office of the president of Liberty University.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018