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Poplar Forest

Interior Restoration

Careful retrieval of Jefferson’s interiors commenced in 1999 with the reconstruction of the timber floor framing, and the installation of herring-bone oak floors in the dining room. Elsewhere plank floors of heart pine were laid—all this work was done in accordance with Jefferson’s instructions to his carpenters. In 2003 and 2004, plastering and lathing work was accomplished. More recently, mock-ups of the finished trim work at doors, windows and cornices have been exhibited. Over the next several years with the installations of this finish work, Poplar Forest will once again be appreciated as Jefferson’s most accomplished piece of domestic architecture.

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