Excavations at <em>Building s</em> (foreground) and <em>Building r</em> (background)

Slave Quarter - Building s View Interactive Version ]

Building s was one of the three 12'-x-14' log structures with exterior clapboard coverings that Jefferson had constructed at the eastern end of Mulberry Row as new slave quarters in the early 1790s. It is the best preserved of the three and has served as a reference in determining the possible appearances of Buildings r and t.

It is possible that Sally Hemings may have lived in Building s sometime after returning from France with Jefferson. A delft medicine jar, with the name and address of a Parisian apothecary, uncovered in excavations at the site is suggestive, but the documentary and remaining archaeological evidence is inconclusive.


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