Monticello is formerly the home of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and third president of the United States. The home is constructed of brick, and has some of the first skylights ever

Monticello after 150 years

engineered, personally built by Jefferson, how long will it last?.

After 150 years, Monticello has been invaded by vegetation, and is on the verge of total collapse. Money troubles forced Jefferson to come up with some creative design techniques. He used wood covered in stucco, to look like stone and the West columns are constructed of brick instead of stone. Now Monticello's thirteen skylights and most of the roof are long gone

After 200 years Monticello finally collapses.

Monticello's west columns collapse

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