The house was built about 1770 by workmen engaged in building Monticello. Mazzei, an Italian, lived here for some years adapting grape culture to Virginia. Baron de Riedesel, captured at Saratoga in 1777, lived here with his family, 1779-1780. Scenes in Ford's novel, Janice Meredith, are laid here.
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Charlottesville, VA 22902. Located on the Thomas Jefferson Pikeway, 400 feet past the intersection with Co Road 732 and Thomas Jefferson Parkway on the right.
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