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Monticello (Thomas Jefferson House)

Charlottesville, Virginia
County of Albemarle.
2 miles south of Charlottesville on Virginia 53
National Register Number: 66000826
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: VA-5 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: House Museum: www.monticello.org.
Web Site: www.monticello.org.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) spent his adult life perfecting this mansion; in it, he combined elements of Roman, Palladian, and 18th-century French design with features expressing his personal inventiveness.

Condition:
Fortunately, this NHL faces none of the threats noted above. A failing passage under the home is now in its third and final year of repair, to good effects.

For our preservation work, Monticello has benefited from generous grants from the estate of Paul Mellon; the 1772 Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation; the Roy Charles Trust; and several individual donors.


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