Colonial and Early American
Architecture Gallery Two

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East (front) elevation of Jefferson's own home and masterpiece, a plantation designed like a Palladian villa. South elevation of the villa, showing the conservatory with its arched windows. North and west elevations, showing the west portico and the garden walkway.
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
West (garden) elevation, from the north side of the garden walkway. West elevation of the 3 story Palladian villa.  The portico leads to Jefferson's parlor. West (garden) elevation, from the south side of the garden walkway.
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
Monticello, 1768-1809
Charlottesville, Virginia
Ruins of a classically inspired villa, built for one of Jefferson's friends.  It is on the grounds of the Barboursville vineyards winery.  The house burned on Christmas Day, 1884. View of the library from the Quad.  It was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.  The architect, Benjamin Latrobe, assisted Jefferson in the design. Interior of the library, beneath the dome.
Thomas Jefferson
Ruins of James Barbour
House, 1814-22
Barboursville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
University of Virginia
Rotunda, 1817-26
Charlottesville, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson
University of Virginia
Rotunda, 1817-26
Charlottesville, Virginia

"A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude, "Works and Day", 1870.


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