Scenic USA - Virginia
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|Photo by Amanda Haddox
Amanda Haddox Photography
One of the most familiar plantation homes in America has decorated the reverse side of the nickel for more than 65 years. The 11,000 square foot, neoclassical mansion was a Thomas Jefferson design and remained his home for 55 years. Located near Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello (meaning little mountain) is perched on a high hilltop. The 43 room mansion was primarily built of local material and by local craftsmen. The window glazing was imported from Europe, and today, nearly a third of the glass is original. One of the most prominent features at Monticello is its central dome that graces the facade and covers the large sky room, shown in this splendid reflective scene.
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