Alterations Of Jefferson's Virginia Capitol Stir Debate
Jefferson fashioned the Capitol in the image of the Maison Carée, an ancient Roman temple in Nimes, France. Jefferson said his building would serve as a "temple on the hill." "It is an important symbol of who we are as Virginians, as Americans," observes, Kathleen Kilpatrick, director of the state's Department of Historic Resources. "It's intended to be interpreted as a temple of democracy a great symbol of our shared beliefs."
Thanks to Garland Pollard