Monticello

[ mon-ti-chel-oh, -sel-oh ]
/ ˌmɒn tɪˈtʃɛl oʊ, -ˈsɛl oʊ /

noun

the estate and residence of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia, near Charlottesville.

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Monticello
[ (mon-tuh-chel-oh, mon-tuh-sel-oh) ]

The home of Thomas Jefferson, in central Virginia. The mansion at Monticello, designed by Jefferson himself, is a notable example of the use of ancient forms, such as the dome, in the architecture of his time.

notes for Monticello

Monticello appears on the back (“tails” side) of the nickel; Jefferson's head is on the front.
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