It is extraordinary to realize that one of America’s pre-eminent national treasures-- the home of a Founding Father, and a place so important to Thomas Jefferson— came so close to being lost.
Just as previous generations rescued Mt. Vernon and Monticello for all of us, it has fallen to our generation of Americans to take up the challenge, and the once-in-a-lifetime experience, of rescuing a major national legacy.
“As Poplar Forest is reshaped before our eyes back to the way Jefferson wanted it to be it calls up his great ghost in ever more palpable form...making the restoration the most moving event, for me, in recent architectural history.”
Vincent J. Scully, Jr.
Stirling Professor Emeritus,