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United States of America, Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

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Location Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
Coordinates N38 1 58 W78 30 14
Date of Inscription 1987

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/442 )

Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, was also a talented architect of neoclassical buildings. He designed Monticello (1769–1809), his plantation home, and his ideal 'academical village' (1817–26), which is still the heart of the University of Virginia. Jefferson's use of an architectural vocabulary based upon classical antiquity symbolizes both the aspirations of the new American republic as the inheritor of European tradition and the cultural experimentation that could be expected as the country matured.

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