The Resource Excavation plan, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Excavation plan, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
Excavation plan, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, 1938.
Title
Excavation plan, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1938.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This set of drawings depict the excavation plan for the Virginia State Library and Supreme Court of Appeals building. The site choice, the so-called Ford's Lot, at Broad and Eleventh Street adjoining Capitol Square fueled considerable debate during the design and construction process
  • 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
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Library of Virginia, Office of the State Librarian (LVA barcode 1054517).
Label
Excavation plan, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural File Collection, Folder 72
  • For specifications, see LVA barcode 1054517
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
65 x 106 cm.
Extent
3 sheets each
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
Blueprints, Diazo prints
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503567
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : 1/4 in. equals 1 ft.
Reproduction note
Diazo prints.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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