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Title The Rotunda at The University of Virginia
Description The Rotunda at the University of Virginia was designed by Thomas Jefferson as the architectural and academic heart of his community of scholars, or what he termed the "academical village." Jefferson modeled the Rotunda after the Pantheon in Rome. Construction began in 1822 and was completed in 1826 at a cost of almost $60,000. Jefferson did not live to see the completion of the Rotunda, the last building on the Lawn to be finished.
The University of Virginia is a highly selective public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia founded by Thomas Jefferson. Conceived in 1800 and established in 1819, it is the only university in the United States designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an honor shared with Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. The Rotunda was the focal point of the campus.
Place Charlottesville, Virginia
Copyright All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.
Subjects Colleges
College
University
Universities & colleges
Columns
Architectural details
Steps
Windows
Doors & doorways
Railings
Windows, Arched
Brickwork
Rotund
People
Lawns
Buildings
Building
Search Terms University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Rotunda
People Jefferson, Thomas
Collection Roanoke Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection
Imagefile 013\199824141.JPG
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1998.24.141