1. Leander McCormick Observatory
600 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
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Located on the top of the aptly named Observatory Hill sits the Leander McCormick Observatory. If you haven’t been to public night, you are missing out. Take a tour of the observatory and gaze at the heavens through their telescopes. Even during the rest of the month, it’s still a pretty cool building. It’s my favorite detour to take around UVa, especially in the fall.
Edgemont is a house in Covesville that is believed to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson. The resemblance to Jefferson’s drawings and previous architectural works is striking, but some believe it to be the work of one of Jefferson’s workmen.
3. Coca-Cola Bottling Works
722 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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We’ve all driven past the Coca-Cola building, but did you know it’s an official historic landmark?
4. Old Cabell Hall
112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Old Cabell Hall holds a beautiful auditorium and Skinner organ donated by Andrew Carnegie. The hall was built in 1898 to replace the Rotunda Annex that burned down in the 1895 fire.
5. CVille Bus Terminal
310 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Not many people think of a bus station as being a landmark, but the design of the downtown bus terminal is a symbol of Charlottesville’s modern advances living in harmony with our deep appreciation of its history. It is also the first LEED Gold-certified municipal building in Virginia.
6. The Lewis & Clark (and Sacagawea) Statue Downtown
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Not many people take the time to look up when driving downtown, but everyone knows the Lewis & Clark statue. It was built in 1919 and by the barely noticeable depiction of Sacagawea, it shows.
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