Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (1769–1809), his plantation home, and his ideal 'academical village' (1817–26), which is still the heart of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's use of an architectural vocabulary based upon classical antiquity symbolizes both the aspirations of the new American republic as the inheritor of European tradition and the cultural experimentation that could be expected as the country matured.

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University of Virginia

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DATA

Region
North America
Country
USA 
Category
Cultural
Name
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1987
Keyword
Registered in 1987, University