In view of Monticello,
Edgehill was the home of Thomas Jefferson Randolph, favorite grandson
of Thomas Jefferson. The stately brick house was built for Randolph in
1828, his family having outgrown the 1799 frame house built for his father,
Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., husband of Jefferson's
daughter Martha. The house was designed and constructed by the University
of Virginia builders William B. Phillips and Malcolm F. Crawford,
who continued the Jeffersonian style into the antebellum period. Specific
Jeffersonian features are the Tuscan porch with Chinese lattice railing
and the Tuscan entablatures. In 1829 Mrs.
Fron tview of Edgehill
Photograph courtesy of Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Photograph from the National Register Collection, courtesy of
Virginia Historic Landmark Commission
Thomas Jefferson Randolph opened a small school in the 1799 dwelling,
which had been moved a short distance to make way for the present house.
The school was continued by her daughters until 1896. The main house was
gutted by fire in 1916, but was sympathetically rebuilt within the original
Edgehill is located north of Shadwell on State Rte. 22 and just
north of its intersection with I-64, over one mile west of Charlottesville.
It is a private residence, and is not open to the public.