The Resource Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], (architectural drawing)

Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], (architectural drawing)

Label
Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], 1811-1812.
Title
Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia]
Inclusive dates
1811-1812.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This photographic copy shows a page from Alexander Parris' sketchbook depicting the floor plan for the Virginia Governor's Mansion. Parris designed the mansion in 1811-1812. Documentation on the origin of this photograph is maintained in the Special Collections Picture Collections at the Library of Virginia
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Alexander Parris, architect and builder, was born in Hebron, Maine, in 1780, and trained as a carpenter's apprentice in his youth. After studying design in Portland, Maine, Parris went on to design a number of residential buildings. Parris came to Richmond, Virginia, around 1811 and designed at least two residences, the Virginia Executive Mansion (1811-1812) and the Wickham House (1811-1812). After serving in the War of 1812 as captain in a company of artificers (engineers), Parris settled in Boston. There, he designed or oversaw construction on a number of significant structures such as the David Sears House (1816), St. Paul's Church (1819), Quincy Market (1825-1826), and Boston Custom House (1837-1847). Alexander Parris was appointed civil engineer of the Portsmouth (New Hampshire) Navy Yard in 1848. Parris died at his home in Pembroke, Maine in 1852.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
American Antiquarian Society
Label
Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], (architectural drawing)
Note
Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 34
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
20 x 25 cm.
Extent
1 sheet
Immediate source of acquisition
American Antiquarian Society
Other physical details
Photograph
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503302
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : none noted.
Reproduction note
Photograph

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