Saturday, April 14, 2018

University of Virginia

We drove to Charlottesville to walk around the University of Virginia, the school that Thomas Jefferson built.

This area is called 'The Range'. Both sides are rooms for graduate students. Because it's all original buildings from the 1800s, there's no air conditioning. For winter, each room has a radiator and a fireplace. We walked by these rooms, (which all face out to this grassy quad area) and there was firewood sitting outside most rooms. All the rooms still have functional fireplaces and students can buy firewood. Very unique for a modern university. 

 These structures behind Carson and Savannah are the original buildings. The main library (first picture) looks a lot like the rotunda style of his Monticello home. 

This is inside what used to be the main library for the university. Now, it just has meeting rooms and study space. 

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