|Title||The Rotunda at The University of Virginia|
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.
|Copyright||All rights belong to the History Museum of Western Virginia without restriction.|
Universities & colleges
Doors & doorways
University of Virginia
|Collection||Roanoke Chamber of Commerce Photograph Collection|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|