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The third president of the United States spent most of his adult life designing his primary residence Monticello (Italian for "Little Mountain") on a hilltop overlooking his 5,000-acre plantation as architect. He was quoted as saying, "Architecture is my delight, and putting up, and pulling down, one of my favorite amusements." Construction was done mostly by local masons and carpenters, assisted by Jefferson's slaves.

1993 - Thomas Jefferson