The Resource Photographic laboratory, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Photographic laboratory, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
Photographic laboratory, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, 1941.
Title
Photographic laboratory, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1941.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This drawing shows a floor plan and equipment placement for the photographic laboratory in the Virginia State Library building. Areas and materials are labeled with number and letter notations, however, no key to these is extant
  • 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).
  • Virginia State Library. Office of the State Librarian. Building records, 1935-1941. (LVA Accession 38904).
Label
Photographic laboratory, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural File Collection, Folder 84
  • For specifications, see LVA barcode 1054517
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
23 x 41 cm.
Extent
1 sheet
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
negative photostat
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001503837
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : none noted.
Reproduction note
Negative photostat.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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