Plan of Ceiling Light of Dome
Original Author: McKim, Mead & White
Created: December 19, 1896
Medium: Architectural blueprint

Plan of Ceiling Light of Dome, Restoration of Rotunda, University of Virginia

In this 1896 architectural blueprint, images of eagles are part of the elaborate design surrounding the skylight atop the dome of the Rotunda. Originally designed by Thomas Jefferson as the centerpiece of the University of Virginia, the Rotunda burned down in 1895 and was rebuilt by the New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, with renowned architect Stanford White leading the team of designers.

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