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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



1 & 2

Drawing 3
Drawing 4
Photo 1


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Aerial view of the Lawn today. [Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Photograph by Dan Grogan)

The University of Virginia has thrived in the years since its initial construction under the watchful eye of its founder. Jefferson's "Academical Village" remains the core of the campus which has grown to a current population of approximately 18,000 students.

Questions for Photo 2

1. Identify the major components of Jefferson's plan and then compare this photo with the historic plans in Drawing 2. What changes do you notice?

2. Note the chapel to the left of the Rotunda, which was built in 1889. Why wasn't a chapel included in Jefferson's original plan? Why do you think one was eventually built?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2, but be aware that the file will take as much as 40 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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