National Geographic : 1929 Apr
© National Geographic Society iNatural tolorrnotograpns oyjacoo Tayer anu ruwin L.vvisneru S JEFFERSON WISHED HIS HOME TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN AMERICA Monticello was the realization of a dream of long standing, and to its design and the superintendenceof itsconstruction theowner devoted many years. On the left is the main doorway with a two-faced clock above it, the other dial being inside the reception hall. Intheceiling isaclock face indicator connected with the weather vane on the roof, which enabled Jefferson to note the direction of thewind without leaving thebuilding. Atthe right is the present-day approach to the mansion from the overseer's house.