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Historic preservation Virginia

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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...
Dates: E332.2 .A5 1992N

The Levy Family and Monticello, 1834-1923 by Melvin Urofsky, (November 2001), E332.2 .A5 2001N

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Identifier: id4037
Scope and Contents Upon Jefferson’s death, his dire financial situation required the sale of Monticello and most of the belongings to pay off his debt. The house fell into disrepair as it was transferred from one owner to another, until finally Jefferson Levy (the nephew of one of the past owners) purchased it and restored the House to its earlier grandeur in the late 19th century. Ultimately, Levy agreed to sell his home for $500,000 to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation in 1923; the Foundation has...
Dates: E332.2 .A5 2001N