Serpentine Walls, University of Virginia

Serpentine Walls, University of Virginia Charlottesville
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Stock #: 234246
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Charlottesville
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Charlottesville (city)
Publisher: L.B. Prince Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Thomas Jefferson designed these winding walls, one brick thick, after "ribbon walls" he saw in an English garden when he was Ambassador to France. In his ground plan for the University of Virginia Jefferson laid them out to separate gardens behind the homes of faculty members. This view shows the "long walk" leading to the Rotunda. The Jamestown Festival of 1957. Celebrating America's 350th Birthday