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The Corner

The Corner

Since the creation of the University of Virginia, The Corner operated as the town’s primary commercial and residential district. Students designated this name after the corner formed by the entrance of U.Va.'s grounds and the main road. For the University's first...

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The Rotunda

The Rotunda

Built in 1826, Thomas Jefferson designed the Rotunda as the final and most impressive feature of the Academic Village. Located on The Lawn, the Rotunda serves as the epicenter of the University of Virginia and the symbol of power and education. Jefferson found...

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Central Grounds

Central Grounds

The Central Grounds at the University of Virginia include an abundance of historical sites. Designed by Thomas Jefferson as an open rectangle, rather than a single building, the Academic Village is one of the most notable features of the University. This includes The...

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