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

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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”). Though his proposal for a dry dock at D.C. was rejected, his tin roof was often imitated and other innovations realized at the University of Virginia, the Richmond capitol building, and the Buckingham courthouse.

Dates

  • E332.2 .A5 1992N

Extent

From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

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