Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
President Monroe’s Local Homes
Location. 38° 1.824′ N, 78° 28.686′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street NE and East Market Street, on the left when traveling south on 5th Street NE. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 E. Market St., Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Tavern and Central Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Notch’d Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monticello (about 400 feet away); Albemarle Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Watering Fountains (about 400 feet away); Paul Goodloe McIntire (about 500 feet away); Historic Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
Related marker. another marker that is related to this marker. Monroe’s first house was later a tavern then a hotel, and finally a Civil War hospital when it burned down.
Also see . . .
1. Monroe Hill National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. “Monroe Hill originated as a small dwelling and law office built for James Monroe in 1790. Monroe occupied the property only briefly and sold the land to John Perry in 1814. Perry, one of the builders of the University of Virginia, enlarged the main house and eventually sold the property to the University. The main dwelling served as home of the proctor of the University for a time, but eventually came to be used for student use. Two arcaded ranges, each with six student rooms, were built in 1848 and the site became a residential college for students given grants by the Commonwealth of Virginia to attend the University. Monroe Hill continues to be used for educational purposes as a residential college, now known as Brown College.” (Submitted on June 10, 2009.)
2. Virtual Tour of Ash Lawn - Highland. “Although Monroe’s house appears on its north elevation to be only one story high, the west elevation shows that the home was built into a hillside, which shelters the lower-level kitchen and other basement rooms from inclement weather. Additional shelter and beauty are provided by innumerable white ash trees, which abound (Submitted on June 10, 2009.)
3. Ash Lawn - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on May 1, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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