Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Bo X February, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 65 spread out on three sides isprobably unequaled any-where in the United States.It extends over the undulat-ing country in a mightysweep to the Blue RidgeMountains half a hundredmiles away and presents avista of that picturesquerange for a distance of morethan one hundred and fiftymiles. The little mountain onthe apex of which Jeffersonplaced his residence is fivehundred and eighty feethigh, and has the form of acone. It slopes eastwardone and one-half miles tothe Rivanna River. Jef-fersons birthplace is insight of the portico of Mon-ticello, and seeminglyalmost below is the Uni-versity of Virginia, whichhe founded. PresidentMonroe lived eight milesdown the valley, and thehome of President Madisonwas but a few miles north.From the cupola of his man-sion the Sage of Monticello
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A Nearer View of the Portico could gaze upon twelve ofthe richest counties in Vir-ginia. The mansion designed byJefferson and erected underhis personal supervision hasthe plan of a gigantic letterE, the wings opening west-ward. To the north andsouth are walks or prome-nades supported by masonrystructures containing ser-vants quarters and storage-rooms. Masonry-wings ofexactly this same characterwere provided for in theoriginal plans for the WhiteHouse at Washington in theshaping of which Jeffersonhad a hand, and it is thesewings or terraces whichwere restored during therecent reconstruction of thePresidential Mansion. On the edge of the lawnbefore the house at Monti-cello, and at the supremepoint of vantage for thesplendid semi-circular pano-rama, stands the little build-ing used by Jefferson as astudy. This is connected
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