Saturday, May 31, 2008

Monticello pavilion

There are many outbuildings at Monticello, the house and gardens near Charlottesville, Virginia, owned and designed by President Thomas Jefferson, but the vegetable garden pavilion is arguably the most pleasant. It has double-sash windows, an attractive railing and a pyramid roof and was used by Jefferson as a quiet retreat where he could read in the evening. Destroyed in the early 19th century, it was rebuilt in 1984 using Jefferson's own notes.

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