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Monticello: 1916

Monticello: 1916

Albemarle County, Virginia, circa 1916. "Outbuilding, Monticello. Estate of Thomas Jefferson." This is the North Pavilion, the last building constructed at Monticello. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

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The North Pavilion

Actually, the North Pavilion is more now the way it would have been than in the early 1900s. The estate was then owned by Jefferson Monroe Levy. The Levys had owned the estate for 70 years at that point and had taken very good care of it, all things considered. However, at that point the L-shaped North Terrace from the main house had fallen away. The steps and the door shown here were added to accommodate this, but they weren't there in Jefferson's day.

North Pavilion

The North Pavilion was used as a study by Jefferson's son-in-law. A view of the interior.

Honeymoon cottage

Isn't this the structure in which Jefferson and Martha spent their honeymoon??

[You're thinking of the South Pavilion. - Dave]

Slave Quarters?

Or a kitchen perhaps?

[The slave quarters were mostly wood cabins. This was the North Pavilion, the last building constructed at Monticello. - Dave]


This scene is a lot closer to the way it would have been for Jefferson than now, that's for certain.

Nice view! who's the Lady?

Ar first I thought it was a caped crusader of the 17th century, but wondering who the woman by the tree enjoying the view might be...?

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