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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