Mulberry Row in late afternoon looking southwest

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Jefferson used the term "Mulberry Row" for this road, which had mulberry trees planted on either side of the lane. When first built, it ran a straight line for most of its course but veered slightly away from the main house at its northeastern end, following the contour of the mountain. Only four buildings -- a joinery, a dwelling for free workmen, and two dwellings for slaves -- are known to have existed prior to the 1790s. Afterwards, the northeast end was straightened and the number of buildings grew rapidly as Monticello was being remodeled.

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