Dwelling ca. 1780s

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Living on Mulberry Row

Isaac Granger

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Isaac Granger Jefferson lived and worked on Mulberry Row.  After likely growing up in the "Negro quarter," he worked in the main house, the storehouse for iron, and the smith’s shop. More »

<strong>Excavation of an unnamed slave dwelling built in the 1780s.</strong>Built in the 1780s, this unnamed log slave dwelling likely housed an enslaved family or kinship group.  Not mentioned by Jefferson in his records, Monticello staff archaeologists found evidence of the building in the 1980s and called it Mulberry Row Structure 2 (MRS-2). 

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