Monticello is the unsurpassed autobiographical legacy of Thomas Jefferson. Often described as one of America's most architecturally significant buildings, it is the only house in America on the World Heritage List. Few houses in America express the vision of their owner better than Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Jefferson began construction in 1789. He based his design on the work of sixteenth-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio and the varied demands of his own lifestyle. After his residence France, Jefferson remodeled and enlarged the house to reflect the latest European architectural ideas and "with a greater eye for convenience." The house was not finished to his satisfaction until 1809, when he retired from public service and could enjoy his creation. Jefferson stated, "All my wishes end, where I hope my days will end, at Monticello." On July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson died in the house that was truly his home.
Our Monticello blown glass ornament measures: 3 ¾"w x 2 ¼"h x 2 ½"d. Blown glass ornament is wonderfully colored with bright edges to reflect light.