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The Farm (Davis-Bednar House)

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Davis-Bednar House
c. 1826, attributed to William B. Phillips. 1993–1995, restoration, Bednar-Lawson. 1201 East Jefferson St.
  • The Farm (Davis-Bednar House)

Constructed shortly after Jefferson's death, this house reflects the influence of his architecture and in particular the pavilions at the University of Virginia. The probable designer and builder had done substantial work at the Lawn and was a master brickmason. The form of the house is really an enlarged pavilion from the university, though with one-story Tuscan porticoes in keeping with its domestic scale. The original owner, John A. B. Davis, a professor of law at the university, was murdered by a student in 1840. The incident contributed to the introduction of the university's famed honor code. After years of neglect and abandonment the house was purchased and restored by (Michael) Bednar and (Elizabeth) Lawson Architects.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "The Farm (Davis-Bednar House)", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-CH44.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 166-166.

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