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Beiswanger, William L.


Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

A Temple in the Garden by William Beiswanger, (April 1984), E332.2 .A5 1984

Identifier: id3554
Scope and Contents

Bill Beiswanger discusses Jefferson’s dreams of, and designs for, various structures in his garden. Documents and archaeological evidence suggest that the garden pavilion, or "temple" as Jefferson sometimes called it, in the vegetable garden along the south walk was built in his lifetime but did not last; the new reconstruction now stands in its place.

Dates: E332.2 .A5 1984

Monticello offers audio tour of Jefferson's mountaintop , 2005-09-02

 Item — Folder 20: Series 4, Item: 30
Identifier: 4

Mr. Jefferson's Plans by William Beiswanger, (April 1979), E332.2 .A5 1979A

Identifier: id3545
Scope and Contents

A transcript of Jefferson’s notes that accompanied several drawings for a townhouse (never built) modeled after Monticello. The drawings and notes were acquired by the University of Virginia in 1979 and "shed new light on our understanding of Jefferson’s theory of design."

Dates: E332.2 .A5 1979A

One-Million Dollar Roof Reconstruction at Monticello, 1991-04-02

 Item — Folder 6: Series 4, Item: 4
Identifier: 4

The Art of Roofing by William L. Beiswanger, (November 1992), E332.2 .A5 1992N

Identifier: id3980
Scope and Contents Jefferson was a life-long admirer, student, and designer of architecture. His ever-evolving plans for Monticello included his own simplified version of the Delorme dome (which he saw at Halle au Blé, Paris in 1786 and to which he refers in his famous “Head and Heart” letter to Maria Cosway, excerpt included), the serrated “zig-zag” he invented for the low-grade roof, and the tin-coated iron shingles he used and advocated (first applied by Ase Brooks but later by “a common negro man”)....
Dates: E332.2 .A5 1992N

TJF - Restoration

Identifier: 83, 92
Dates: Varying dates