In honor of Frederick D. Nichols

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Tree species:
Acer saccharon 'Majesty'
Common name:
'Majesty' Sugar Maple
The Lawn, Pavilion II
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Frederick Doveton Nicols, a distinguished scholar of architectural history, was instrumental in the 1976 restoration of the Rotunda. Freddie also served the University of Virginia as the Cary D. Langhorne Professor of Architecture and chairman of the Department of Architectural History.

He lectured and wrote extensively on Jefferson's architectural legacy and founded a program in historic preservation in the School of Architecture that in the 1960's was only the second of its kind. Freddie was an inspiring professor, receiving in 1975 the Alumni Association's Distinguished Professor Award and in 1979, the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award. Freddie Nichols is buried in the University of Virginia cemetery.
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