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Pic of the Week – The Pope Villa, a House Designed by Benjamin Latrobe

In a historic neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, not far from the University of Kentucky, sits a house with a special connection to the U.S. Capitol Building. The house was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, the Second Architect of the Capitol. Latrobe was hired by Thomas Jefferson to work on the Capitol, and after it was damaged by the British in 1814, he worked on its restoration. This particular house is known as theĀ Pope Villa, and was constructed in 1811 for Senator John Pope.

The Pope Villa, a house designed by Benjamin Latrobe

The Pope Villa
[Photo by Robert Brammer.]

One Comment

  1. Jean
    February 15, 2013 at 9:54 am

    The landscaping is interesting.

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