"Monument Panel in Fence on Northwest Side of Monticello Cemetery"
"Monument Panel in Fence on Northwest Side of Monticello Cemetery"
Designed by Lt. Col. Thomas L. Casey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1882
Delineated by Richard V. Ezdorf, June 3, 1882
Ink on paper
21 1/2" x 32 1/2"
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the National Park Service

Monticello Cemetery Gate and Fence
In 1882 Congress appropriated $10,000 for the placement of a new monument over the grave of Thomas Jefferson at the Monticello cemetery near Charlottesville, Virginia. The Secretary of War designated Lt. Col. Thomas Lincoln Casey of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare a design for the monument and presumably for the fence that surrounded several Jefferson family graves. Richard Von Ezdorf, a German-trained designer who worked for the Federal Government for more then 47 years, signed these two drawings of the cemetery fence as draftsman to the Supervising Architect of the Department of the Treasury, one of the federal agencies responsible for federal building projects.

See Related Image

Click here to print this page

Click to close window