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1827–1830, James Dinsmore. Intersection of Estouteville Farm and Plank rds. (VA 712), Keene

Dinsmore, another of Jefferson's “workmen,” replays many of the Jefferson themes—a symmetrical three-part composition, carefully executed proportions, academically correct classical details, and monumental tetrastyle, pedimented Tuscan porticoes—in this large county house for a Jefferson relative, John Coles III. The design of the residence demonstrates the sustained power of Jefferson's classical Roman vocabulary, disseminated through his former employees. In the ornate central hall, the carved wooden Doric entablature, with bucrania in the metopes, is identical to that at the university's Pavilion II, on which Dinsmore had worked.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Estouteville", [Charlottesville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-PI37.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 138-139.

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