Thomas Jefferson Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C

Photographs of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial



A brief history:


  • Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Albemarle County, Virginia on April 13th, 1743.


  • Thomas Jefferson was elected into office as the third president of the United States of America, serving two-terms from 1801-1809.


  • Thomas Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.


  • He was only president along with John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.


  • He introduced the Classical architectural style to Washington after his studies of Roman ruins and architecture whilst Ambassador to France, examples include Virginia State Capitol, University of Virginia & Monticello


  • An iconic quote from Jefferson reads; "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man".



Photographs include the Neoclassical exterior of the Jefferson Memorial including the:



  • Ionic order colonnade


  • Shallow domed roof


  • Marble steps and surrounding circular plaza

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