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Building permit applications, architectural blueprints and specifications, and associated index, (microform)

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Building permit applications, architectural blueprints and specifications, and associated index, 1907-1976.
Title
Building permit applications, architectural blueprints and specifications, and associated index
Inclusive dates
1907-1976.
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This collection, containing multiple accessions, consists of building permit applications, architectural blueprints, and specifications for construction of and alterations to structures in the City of Richmond, Virginia, from 1907-1976. The structures documented include apartment buildings, banks, churches, commercial buildings, fraternal society buildings, garages, hospitals, hotels, municipal and state government buildings, office buildings, schools, service stations, single and multi-family residences, synagogues, and the like. Permit application forms may include some or all of the following information: name of applicant, architect, builder, construction materials, cost of construction, dimensions of the structure, and the race of the occupant
  • Accession 37533 is the microfilm version of the building permit index books, architectural blueprints and specifications, and building permit application forms. Many of the earliest application forms and blueprints have been lost over time and, therefore, do not exist in any format. Additionally, in 1964, in order to reduce the volume of materials and prepare for microfilming, the City of Richmond discarded blueprint drawings for the majority of buildings with construction costs totaling less than $10,000. Accordingly, a number of buildings cited in the index volumes do not have surviving architectural blueprints either on film or paper. Some application forms and blueprints were not microfilmed in the correct order. Richmond City Reels 193-204 contain the index books. The index should be consulted in order to determine the permit number for each project being researched. Permit application forms, Richmond City Reels 275-432, and architectural drawings, Richmond City Reels 205-274, are organized sequentially by building permit number. Architectural blueprints may exist for given project on microfilm, on paper, or both. If the drawings have been microfilmed, the paper copies will not be served unless there are extenuating circumstances. Blueprints are fragile and highly light sensitive. The finding aid for this collection indicates which drawings have been microfilmed along with their reel number
  • Accessions 30150, 30745, and 38536 are the surviving paper blueprints, 1907-1949, from the Richmond City Office of Building Inspection. The materials are organized by a control number assigned during processing. Paper copies of the architectural blueprints are served only when they have not been microfilmed or circumstances dictate use of the original. Surviving building specifications have been rolled with the architectural blueprints. Those blueprints dated 1907-1949 have been processed and described in an Access database. Please see the LVA Archives Staff for information
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Revised
Biographical or historical data
Beginning in 1908, the City of Richmond instituted a policy of issuing formal building permits. Along with an application for a building permit, part of the process for approval of a building was the submission of a set of architectural blueprints and written specifications for the proposed project. These applications were submitted to the Richmond City Office of Building Inspection which was responsible for the review of the drawings and the issuing of building permits.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Richmond (Va.). Office of Building Inspection. Annotated map index to Richmond City, Virginia, building permits, ca. 1907-1940 (LVA accession 39037).
Label
Building permit applications, architectural blueprints and specifications, and associated index, (microform)
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Note
Barcode # 1162741
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory for Accession 37533
  • Inventory for Accession 37533
  • Inventory for Accessions 30150, 30745, 38536
Dimensions
16 mm and 35 mm.
Extent
  • 240
  • 2880
Governing access note
NOTE: ACCESS TO ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING PLANS AND DRAWINGS OF CURRENT GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS REQUIRES A WRITTEN REQUEST FROM THE PROSPECTIVE USER AND WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY WITHIN THE AGENCY OCCUPYING THE FACILITY. SEE LVA ARCHIVES STAFF FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Immediate source of acquisition
  • City of Richmond, Department of Community Development, Bureau of Permits and Inspections
  • City of Richmond, Department of Community Development, Bureau of Permits and Inspections
Materials
  • 37533;
  • 30150, 30745, 38536;
Organization method
  • Accession 37533 is organized into three series: Index books, architectural drawings and specifications, and building permit application forms. Individual items are identified by there City of Richmond building permit number, which appears in the index books, on each permit form, and the associated architectural drawings and specifications. The index books dating from 1907-1941 are arranged chronologically and there under in two ways: by the last name of the applicant for the permit and by the location of the proposed project (street address or intersection). Beginning in 1941, the indices are arranged only by location of the project.
  • Accessions 30150, 30745, and 38536 are arranged numerically by their Library of Virginia control number. This number was imposed on the collection due to inconsistencies in the permit numbers.
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000502133
Reproduction note
Microfilm
Terms governing use
DUE TO THE LIGHT SENSITIVE AND FRAGILE NATURE OF THE BLUEPRINT SHEETS, RESEARCHERS ARE DIRECTED TO USE THE MICROFILM VERSION OF THIS MATERIAL FIRST. SEE LVA ARCHIVES STAFF FOR ASSISTANCE.
Type of unit
  • reels :
  • sets of blueprints.

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