A Student of History

September 12, 2008

Montpelier redone

Filed under: Early America,Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 9:27 am

I am very excited about the renovation done to Montpelier, James and Dolley Madison’s home in Orange Co., Va.  I saw it twice back in the early 1990s, and look forward to going again to see the changes.  There’s a USA Today story about it here, and I post a photo below.  “Restorers have lopped off two wings, obliterated 14 bathrooms, re-created two staircases and, overall, reduced by more than half the size of Montpelier, President James Madison’s lifelong home here in the lush foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”


Montpelier, where the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, grew up and retired, has had a five-year, $24 million restoration. A new visitor center displays artifacts found during the project.


Prior to renovations:

1 Comment »

  1. This is very cool, I am a history fan, and I am glad that people understand how important it is go keep up historical landmarks.

    Comment by Elizabeth — November 25, 2008 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

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