Here at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Forest, Virginia we are looking at the “office wing” from above. Here you can see the very top of the East Wing where the storage, smokehouse and kitchen were. you can see the brick chimney where the chimney is going to the kitchen. The railing was not original to the house where Jefferson took his granddaughters out each evening for a walk. Here you can also see the octagonal shape of the house which was the first time this architecture was seen in America. The beautiful railing on top hid the roofline and upper structures.