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stone house

Living quarters
ca. 1809–39

A<strong>Excavation of "stone house,"</strong> a slave dwelling built ca. 1809.fter the wood wash house was demolished, a 17.5 x 20.5-foot dwelling of mortared local stone was erected in its place.  Likely a dwelling for enslaved house servants, this structure was probably built by the hired stonemason William Maddox in the winter of 1808–09.  Elisha Watkins, a hired carpenter with three enslaved assistants, installed the shingled roof, which was “hipped every way.” 

In 1839, Monticello’s later owner Uriah Phillips Levy partially dismantled the walls of the stone house to enclose the grave of his mother, Rachel Phillips Levy, who died at Monticello in 1839.


Learn about the enslaved people who lived and worked on Mulberry Row, the dynamic industrial hub of the Monticello plantation.


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