The Resource Comparative chart of architectural firms in a design competition for Virginia State Library project, (architectural drawing)

Comparative chart of architectural firms in a design competition for Virginia State Library project, (architectural drawing)

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Comparative chart of architectural firms in a design competition for Virginia State Library project, 1937.
Title
Comparative chart of architectural firms in a design competition for Virginia State Library project
Inclusive dates
1937.
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing is unsigned
  • The exact provenance of this record is unclear. Most likely, it is a result of the State Library Building Commission's work in choosing an architectural firm to design a building to house the State Library, Supreme Court of Appeals, State Law Library, Attorney General's office. This accession lists six Virginia architectural firms and compares staffs, experience, major projects, and other information. The firms listed include Baskervill & Son (Richmond); Carneal, Johnston & Wright (Richmond); Rudolph, Cooke & Van Leeuwen (Norfolk); J. Binford Walford (Richmond); Williams, Coile & Pipino (Newport News); and Marcellus Wright, Sr. and Marcellus Wright, Jr., in association with Merrill C. Lee (Richmond)
  • Carneal, Johnston & Wright, in association with Baskervill & Son and Alfred M. Githens and Francis Keally, received the commission for the building which was erected 1939-1940 on a site between Richmond's Capitol Square and Broad Street. The building housed the Supreme Court of Virginia 1940-1981 and the Virginia State Library and Archives (now the Library of Virginia) from 1940 to 1999
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Action
  • Accessioned
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Biographical or historical data
The General Assembly created the State Library Building Commission in 1936 (Acts, 1936, Chapter 242, pp. 393-394) and directed it to ascertain and report the cost of a building to house the State Library, the Supreme Court of Appeals, the State Law Library, and the Attorney General; to have prepared plans and specifications for the building; and enter into negotiations with the City of Richmond to procure the site known as Ford's Lot for the erection of said building. After a review process, the committee chose the firm of Carneal, Johnston, & Wright, in association with Baskervill & Son and Alfred M. Githens and Francis Keally, to undertake the commission. Considerable debate took place in statewide newspapers over the erection of the building and the chosen site, Ford's Lot.
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Vi
Label
Comparative chart of architectural firms in a design competition for Virginia State Library project, (architectural drawing)
Note
Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 75
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
92 x 163 cm.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
pencil on kraft paper
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000497828
Type of unit
sheet

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