Monticello - Virginia, United States
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 38° 00.646 W 078° 27.162
17S E 723631 N 4210072
Quick Description: Monticello was the estate of Thomas Jefferson and is located near Charlottesville, Virginia. Jefferson designed the home in the Roman Neoclassic style, and built it between 1769 and 1809. He also designed the neighboring campuse of U of V.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 2:03:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
The following text is from UNESCO's description of Monticello and the neighboring University of Virginia:
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (1769–1809), his plantation home, and his ideal 'academical village' (1817–26), which is still the heart of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's use of an architectural vocabulary based upon classical antiquity symbolizes both the aspirations of the new American republic as the inheritor of European tradition and the cultural experimentation that could be expected as the country matured.
For more information about Jefferson's architecture link to this great essay by the National Park Service. Tours are available through the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and tickets are able to be purchased in advance online.
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