Monticello


I showed this model on the very first web page in August, 1996.  Monticello, as every school child in America knows, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of the State of Virginia during the Revolutionary War and third President of the USA.  (Honesty compels me to admit that TJ [as he is known locally] was quite bad as both Governor and President, but a great political thinker.  The fact that, when in office, he could not follow his own theories, should surprise no one.  The USA continues to this day to advise nations how to act while simultaneously violating those very same highly recommended concepts.

The front view, though not the entrance used today.
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This wing is TJ's bedroom and study.  In the roof you can see the skylight.  No, I do not know how the rain water was eliminated.
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This rear entrance is the current 'front door', the one visitors enter.  Note the low second floor windows above the large and high first floor windows.  Only TJ lived on the first floor.  His children, and their children, lived above on the second floor.  If you compare this view with the one above, you will see that the second floor did not extend over TJ's bedroom.
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The view one gets when visiting Monticello.
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A few of you may wonder what I look like.  Here is a picture from Christmas, 1996.  This picture is about as good as they get.

For those who are really interested in Anchor stones, I have written a book about them.  (I just got tired of either looking up the same information again and again, or trusting my memory on specific details such as dates and names.)  It is expensive, $70 (or 100 DM) ppd, because I print it myself on my PC and color ink is expensive.  The book undoubtedly contains far more information about Anchor stones and sets, the Richter company, etc. than you'll ever want to read.  This book is a lot of work to print (I print about a dozen at a time, in either English or German), so please don't think I am urging you to buy one.

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