Photo, Print, Drawing Monticello, State Route 53 vicinity, Charlottesville, Independent City, VA
About this Item
- Monticello, State Route 53 vicinity, Charlottesville, Independent City, VA
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Jefferson, Thomas
- Morris, Scott, transmitter
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - houses
- - U.S. Presidents
- - Classical Revival architectural elements
- - war (Revolutionary War)
- - Virginia -- Independent City -- Charlottesville
Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: Monticello, the plantation home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was built from his own design, beginning in 1769. The first of many architectural endeavors which included his retreat, Poplar Forest (1806-26), the Virginia State Capitol Building (1785-1798) and the University of Virginia (1822-26) it was in many ways his most ingenious. In keeping with his political beliefs, Jefferson rejected the often-used English architectural examples and instead turned to ancient Rome and the work of Andrea Palladio for models on which to base Monticello. Jefferson spent the next forty years or more improving upon his original design. Despite these changes, the initial foundation plan was altered in few respects.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N176
- - Survey number: HABS VA-241
- - Building/structure dates: after 1770 Initial Construction
- - Building/structure dates: after. 1792- before. 1810 Subsequent Work
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000826
- Photo(s): 38
- Color Transparencies: 10
- Measured Drawing(s): 32
- Data Page(s): 5
- Photo Caption Page(s): 3
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS VA,2-CHAR.V,1-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Thomas Jefferson. Monticello, State Route 53 vicinity, Charlottesville, Independent City, VA. Virginia Charlottesville Independent City, 1933. translateds by Morris, Scottmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/va0059/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C. & Jefferson, T. (1933) Monticello, State Route 53 vicinity, Charlottesville, Independent City, VA. Virginia Charlottesville Independent City, 1933. Morris, S., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/va0059/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Thomas Jefferson. Monticello, State Route 53 vicinity, Charlottesville, Independent City, VA. trans by Morris, Scottmitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/va0059/>.