April 23, 2009
Henry Howell Lewis, a building contractor whose firm restored the Baltimore Basilica and repaired the dome of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, died of cancer April 16 at his Reisterstown home. He was 78. Born and raised in Reisterstown, he was a 1938 Franklin High School graduate and earned a degree at Maryland Institute College of Art, where he took honors in the school's architectural construction program. He served in the National Guard's 110th Field Artillery from 1948 to 1954. Mr. Lewis began work with Colwill Construction Co. and was later an estimator and project manager for W.H. Ward Co. He supervised construction projects at Franklin middle and high schools and Hannah More Academy.
April 19, 2009
When Thomas Jefferson left the U.S. presidency 200 years ago this spring, no one needed to build a library or memorial to commemorate him. Jefferson already had a memorial in the form of Monticello, the mountaintop estate he created near Charlottesville, Va., long before he became the nation's third president in 1801. Jefferson felt so completely at home at Monticello that he almost never left the grounds from the spring of 1809 to the day he died in 1826. "I am as happy nowhere else and in no other society," he wrote in 1787, "and all my wishes end where I hope my days will end, at Monticello."
February 4, 2007
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August 9, 2006
Trips to Vermont, Monticello planned The Annapolis Senior Center has announced several trips: Aug. 14-18, Vermont with lunch at Trappe Family Lodge, a cruise on Lake Champlain and a tour of Shelburne. Participants will be staying at Cortina Lodge. Sept. 17-21, the Biltmore Estate and Monticello. Oct. 19, Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore to see Ragtime. Nov. 28-30, Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk, Va., and Williamsburg Pottery. To register and learn more about the trips, visit the center at 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, or call 410-222-1818.
May 21, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- A mountain that rises more than 400 feet above the rooftops of Thomas Jefferson's estate is open for tours, offering visitors a new way to experience the legacy of the former president. Montalto, also called Brown's Mountain, offers sweeping views of Jefferson's Monticello and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was once open to the public and served as home to many University of Virginia graduate students and others who lived along the mountain in quaint stone houses.