STATUE OF JEFFERSON - Charlottesville, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 02.030 W 078° 30.291
17S E 718983 N 4212507
Quick Description: Thomas Jefferson statue on the University of Virginia campus since 1915.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2010 5:13:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM9Y52
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
At the south end of West Lawn is a small formal garden with a fine seated STATUE OF JEFFERSON in its center. Unveiled in 1915, it is a copy of the figure made by Karl Bitter to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase.

---- Virginia - A Guide to the Old Dominion State, 1940.


Inscription:
THOMAS JEFFERSON
I AM CLOSING THE LAST SCENE OF MY LIFE BY FASHIONING AND FOSTERING AN ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THOSE WHO COME AFTER US. I HOPE THAT ITS INFLUENCE ON THEIR VIRTUE, FREEDOM, FAME AND HAPPINESS WILL BE SALUTORY AND PERMANENT.

Located on the West Lawn, south of Pavilion IX in the main part of the University of Virginia campus. Surrounded by low trees and shrubs. Several students were sketching the statue as part of an art class.

Book: Virginia

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 213

Year Originally Published: 1940

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