— Thomas Jefferson's Monticello —Master carpenter James Dinsmore oversaw construction of this Ice House to Jefferson's design in 1802. Enslaved and hired workers filled it each year between November and February with ice cut from the nearby Rivanna River, shallow ponds, or snow collected from mountaintop. The ice usually lasted through the summer and was mainly used to preserve meat and butter and to chill wine, while snow was used to make ice cream.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 723650 N 4210057|
|Decimal Degrees||38.01063333, -78.45248333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 0.638', W 78° 27.149'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 0' 38.28" N, 78° 27' 8.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 949 Monticello Loop, Charlottesville VA 22902, US|
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