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Dwelling ca. 1780s

Digital model of a wooden slave dwelling (MRS-2)

Excavation of the unnamed dwelling, MRS-2.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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