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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Barboursville
interior
detail view
The west side of the north portico; ivy covers the facade of the building's north side
Work Type
mansions
Date
1790 (design); 1814-1822 (creation); 1884 (destruction); 1980-1989 (preservation)
Location
site: S of jct. of Rtes. 777 and 678, Barboursville, Orange, Virginia, United States
Material
brick (clay product); masonry
Period
Federal; Neoclassical; Palladian
Description
Preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire on Christmas Day, 1884, Barboursville was one of the largest and finest residences in the region. The only building in Orange County known to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson, Barboursville was constructed between 1814 and 1822 for Jefferson's friend James Barbour, Governor of Virginia (1812-1814), U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, and Ambassador to the Court of St. James. -- http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/journey/bar.htm ; ruins ... were stabilized 1980s. The estate is now a winery, with the ruins maintained beside the main house. - https://www.bbvwine.com/heritage /
Repository
University of Virginia Library
ID Number
000054673_0010
Source
James Murray Howard
Architect for Historic Buildings and Grounds, University of Virginia
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