Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Saving the Rotunda


If you're interested in historic preservation, you'll appreciate this story about the Rotunda, which symbolizes the University of Virginia and the vision of its founder, Thomas Jefferson.  Since last year, the Rotunda has been undergoing some major repairs.   It will soon have a new copper roof (the 4th covering since the building was constructed beginning in 1822), and the scaffolding erected during construction will be coming down, just in time for graduation exercises.  For a fascinating account of the history, construction and renovation of the Rotunda, see this article which appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of the University of Virginia Magazine.

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