Deadly Women (with Matt Fullerty)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Charlottsville Courthouse, temporary capital of the South!

Me in Charlottsville at the county courthouse, which boasts an impressive history here.

After Jefferson retired from the Presidency to Monticello in 1809, he visited this courthouse many times, as did his neighbors and presidential successors Madison and Monroe. As the only large public building in the village, it served not only for court b ut also for meetings of the University's first Board of Visitors, for associations such as the Albemarle Agricultural Society, and for religious services. Today's front was built just before the Civil War.

Charlotsville is home to the University of Virginia (founded by Thomas Jefferson) which boasts a good English department!
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