Rotunda, University of Virginia

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

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Description 

Completed in 1827 shortly after his death, this is regarded as one of architect Thomas Jefferson's masterpieces. Dominating the university he founded, Jefferson's design was adapted from the Pantheon of ancient Rome. The Rotunda was largely reconstructed after a fire in 1895. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000937
Architectural style
Early Republic; Jeffersonian Classicism
Area of significance
Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
College
Current function
College
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1822; 1826; 1898

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  • November 16, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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