Thursday 23 November 2017

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson designed himself the plantation home, known as Monticello, and the Academical Village. So far I only have a postcard of the first one

This postcard was sent by Valerie

Monticello was the primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, who began designing and building Monticello at age 26 after inheriting land from his father.
Jefferson designed the main house using neoclassical design principles described by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and reworking the design through much of his presidency to include design elements popular in late 18th-century Europe and integrating numerous of his own design solutions. - in: wikipedia

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