Articles and Publications

Poplar Forest makes the World Heritage U.S. Tentative List (2008)

Jefferson Comes Alive (Period Homes, November 2005)

Below are several articles and essays written about Poplar Forest by Travis McDonald, the Director of Architectural Restoration.

Poplar Forest – A Masterpiece Recovered (Virginia Cavalcade, 1993)

Poplar Forest – Privacy Restored (Virginia Cavalcade, 2002)

Poplar Forest – Synthesis of a Lifetime

A Masterpiece of Human Creative Genius (essay)

Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture (essay)

The Universal Significance of Jefferson’s Architecture (essay)

Understanding Old Buildings: The Process of Architectural Investigation (National Park Services Preservation Brief)

The Brickwork at Poplar Forest: Mr. Jefferson Builds His Dream House (Association for Preservation Technology’s APT Bulletin, 1996)

The Private Villa Retreat of Thomas Jefferson (Journal of the White House Historical Association, Number 18)

Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Retreat: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes (Wood Design & Building, Number 10)

Rat Housing in Middle Virginia: The Diffusion of Everyday Life (Building Environments; Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture X)