Front Elevation
Original Author: McKim, Mead & White
Created: April 9, 1896
Medium: Architectural drawing

Front Elevation, Restoration of Rotunda, University of Virginia

An 1896 architectural drawing by the firm of McKim, Mead & White shows the plan for the recreation of the south facade of the Rotunda, the centerpiece of Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia. A fire in October of 1895 destroyed the Rotunda, and the eminent New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White—with Stanford White leading the design team—restored and, in some aspects, modified the original design of the building.

Citation: McKim, Mead & White architectural drawings, RG-31/1/2:2.872, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.