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Jefferson’s Terrace Railings to be Reconstructed

Gardiner Hallock

The Chinese-inspired railings around Monticello’s terraces date to ca. 1940. After almost 80 years the elaborate wooden panels have weathered to the point where repairs are no longer feasible. While the existing railings will be missed, the project is an exciting opportunity to accurately reconstruct an important Jefferson-era feature.

Monticello’s current North Terrace Chinese-inspired railings were built in ca. 1940.