Leading Architectural Firm Engages with U.Va. to Plot New Course for Morven

Aerial view of Morven

“There are no lands in this state of equal fertility and equal advantages,” Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Short, his private secretary from 1785 to 1789, when the future president was serving as U.S. minister to France. 

Jefferson was referring to a mountainous tract of land southeast of Charlottesville now called Morven Farm. The 2,913-acre estate affords a panoramic view of an area that was long ago laid out by Jefferson.

News Date: 
Wednesday, 2014, February 26
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