The Resource Architectural drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey, (architectural drawing)

Architectural drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey, (architectural drawing)

Label
Architectural drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey, 1904-1975,
Title
Architectural drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Inclusive dates
1904-1975,
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Accession 41999 consists of 33 sets of architectural elevations, floor plans, and details of structures from across the Commonwealth of Virginia executed by the Virginia Historic Lanmarks Commission on behalf of the Historic American Buildings Survey. The drawings include structures in Accomack, Albemarle, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Essex, Greene, Northampton, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Rockbridge, Shenandoah, and Sussex Counties and Charlottesville, Hampton, Lexington, and Richmond Cities. Depicted are residences, mills, churches, and farm buildings
  • Accession 43295 consists 225 sets of architectural elevations, floor plans, and details of structures from across the Commonwealth of Virginia executed by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission on behalf of the Historic American Buildings Survey. The drawings include structures in Albemarle, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Charles City, Culpeper, Clarke, Dinwiddie, Elizabeth City, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Frederick, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Isle of Wight, James City, King & Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Nansemond, New Kent, Northampton, Orange, Page, Pittsylvania, Prince George, Prince William, Powhatan, Richmond, Rockbridge, Smyth, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Surry, Warwick, Westmoreland, and York Counties, and Abingdon, Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Hampton, Lexington, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond, Staunton, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Winchester, and Yorktown Cities. Depicted are residences, lighthouses, churches, taverns, railroad tunnels, and architectural remains. Noteworthy are Gadsby's Tavern, Mary Washington House, the Bell Tower, St. John's Church, Monumental Church, Bacon's Castle, Stratford Hall, Bruton Parish Church, the Wren Building, Berkeley Plantation, Westover, Montpelier, and the Virginia State Penitentiary
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Accessioned
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Biographical or historical data
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is a collection of documentary measured drawings, photographs, and written historical and architectural information for over 31,000 structures and sites in the United States and its territories. The effort began as a make-work program for unemployed draftsmen, architects, and photographers in 1933. In 1934 the National Park Service entered into an agreement with the Library of Congress and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as cosponsors of the HABS program. Under the agreement the National Park Service continues to set qualitative standards and direct the preparation of records; the Library preserves the records, makes them available for study, and supplies reproductions to the public upon request; and the AIA provides professional counsel. The program continues today with the Historic American Buildings Survey(HABS)/Historic American Enginering Record (HAER) Summer Program. The complete collection of the HABS surveys is in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
VIC
Location of originals duplicates
Library of Congress, American Memory Project
Location of other archival material
Historic American Buildings Survey, microform (Fiche 27).
Label
Architectural drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey, (architectural drawing)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01218.xml
Note
  • The drawings in folders 11 and 28 were removed to Map Case 4/G/8
  • Oversized drawings from Acc. #43295 were removed to Map Case 4/G/8
  • LVA Barcodes # 1166680, 1166681, 1166682
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory for Acc. 41999
  • Container listing for Acc. 43295
Dimensions
various sizes.
Extent
  • 258 sheets
  • 14 cu. ft (8 boxes and three map case drawers).
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Special Collections Branch, The Library of Virginia,
  • Harry, J. Hubbard, Dept. of Historic Resources
Organization method
Arranged alphabetically by locality and then by structure name.
Other physical details
mostly Mylar prints, some electrostatic prints
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001532243
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : Various
Terms governing use
Requests for photocopies should be directed to the Library of Congress.

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