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Alterations and Additions [Virginia] State Library Building, (architectural drawings)

Label
Alterations and Additions [Virginia] State Library Building, 1929.
Title
Alterations and Additions [Virginia] State Library Building
Inclusive dates
1929.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This accession consists of seven linen architectural drawings depicting modifications to the building in Capitol Square (formerly the Old Finance Building, now known as the Oliver Hill Building) that housed the Virginia State Library from 1895 to 1940. The changes designed by Carneal, Johnston & Wright altered the front facade of the building in an effort to harmonize it with the Virginia State Capitol. Accordingly, Palladian and circular windows on either wing were removed in favor of square sash-type windows, terra cotta decoration was removed from the corner niches in favor of brick and marble, the ground floor arcade was enclosed for office space, and the roof baulustrade was replaced with a parapet treatment
  • Also included with these drawings are blueprint copies of drawings for previous alterations executed by Baskervill & Lambert. These blueprints depict the 1920 Archival Building and the 1928 Annex to the Archival Building added on to the state library. Presumably, Carneal, Johnston & Wright utilized the work of their predecessors to inform their design
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
  • See LVA accession 36614 for duplicate and additional sheets by Carneal, Johnson, & Wright.
  • See LVA accessions 41349 and 41364 for duplicate drawings by Baskervill & Lambert.
Label
Alterations and Additions [Virginia] State Library Building, (architectural drawings)
Note
Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 66a
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
  • 61 x 91 cm.
  • 46 x 79 cm.
Extent
  • 7
  • 8
Immediate source of acquisition
Ballou, Justice, and Upton, Architects
Other physical details
  • ink on linen
  • Blueprints
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001545342
Representative fraction of scale
Scale: Various.
Reproduction note
Blueprints.
Type of unit
  • sheets
  • sheets

Library Locations

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