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Eight Seats Open for Poplar Forest Tour

Eight Seats Open for Poplar Forest Tour

Only eight seats remain for the June 18 tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Architects + Artisans is hosting the behind-the-scenes tour of Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece and Palladian retreat, near Lynchburg, Va. Travis McDonald, director of architectural restoration at the estate, will offer a guided, room-by-room commentary of the octagonal-shaped main building, as well as its [...]

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Jefferson’s Retreat: Poplar Forest

Jefferson’s Retreat: Poplar Forest

Unfinished during his lifetime and not yet fully restored, the rural villa Thomas Jefferson called Poplar Forest still may be his most perfect architectural work – an idealistic symbol of the balance he sought between man and the natural order. It took a mere fourteen years to complete (compared to Monticello’s forty), and its condition [...]

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