Purpose of Room: Greenhouse for growing plants; location of Thomas Jefferson's workbench; possibly home to a pet mockingbird
Furnishings of Note: Work table and tools, as well as flowers, seeds, and flats for sprouting seeds
1780s. (Isaac Granger Jefferson). "My old master was as neat a hand as ever you see to make keys & locks & small chains, iron & brass. He kept all kind of blacksmith and carpenter tools in a great case with shelves to it in his library ... been up thar a thousand times; used to car coal up thar. Old master had a couple of small bellowses up thar."
1808 January 22. (Ann Cary Randolph to Jefferson). "I have not been to Monticello since we came from there but Jefferson (Thomas Jefferson Randolph) was there the other day & says that the green house is not done ...."
1808 December 8. (Jefferson to Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead). "... in fact the Mimosa Nilotica & Orange are the only things I have ever proposed to have in my Green house."
1828 August 10. (Mary Jefferson Randolph to Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge). "Then we have the sitting room adjoining in which two more can be comfortably lodged, and the green house a very convenient little appendage to our bed chambers."
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902