Library Section of the Rotunda
Original Author: Thomas Jefferson
Created: ca. 1816–1819
Medium: Ink-and-pencil drawing

Library Section of the Rotunda

An architectural drawing by Thomas Jefferson shows his plan for the University of Virginia's original library, which was located in the Rotunda, the domed centerpiece of his design. Jefferson modeled the Rotunda after the Roman Pantheon. When the drawing was made, sometime between 1816 and 1819, the university was still called Central College.

Citation: Thomas Jefferson Architectural Drawings for the University of Virginia, circa 1816–1819, Accession #171, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.