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Jeffersonian Era Chemistry Lab Discovered at Virginia University

An architectural masterpiece designed by the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, is revealing secrets. During the ongoing renovation of the famed Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, conservators discovered a chemistry laboratory that had been sealed off since the 1850s. It may be the earliest chemistry laboratory in the U.S., researchers said. The lab was likely built between 1822 and 1826. It was walled off in 1850, a move that allowed it to...

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