Friday afternoon, I went online and with a few clicks made a reservation at the Best Western in Monticello, just off Highway 17.
Monticello itself was a “machine” that “operated on carefully calibrated violence.”
The home of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia. The mansion at Monticello, designed by Jefferson himself, is a notable example of the use of ancient forms, such as the dome, in the architecture of his time.
Note: Monticello appears on the back (“tails” side) of the nickel; Jefferson's head is on the front.