This is a picture of the Jefferson Memorial. As you can see from the picture, the building has a lot of columns just like Greek and Roman architecture. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided that Thomas Jefferson deserved a memorial like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. It took them two years to decide on a plan for this memorial, but then John Russel Pope came up with the chosen one. He chose a neoclassical dome with a portico like the Pantheon in Rome. If you click on the hyper link for “neoclassical” and “portico” you’ll notice that they are both part of classical architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. This is because Jefferson was a supporter of classical architecture. They started building this memorial in Washington DC in 1939 and they finished in 1943. It took them a whole four years to build it!