The Resource [Plans for equipment at Richmond City Water Works], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

[Plans for equipment at Richmond City Water Works], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
[Plans for equipment at Richmond City Water Works], Richmond, Virginia, 1884-1907
Title
[Plans for equipment at Richmond City Water Works], Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1884-1907
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen of these seventeen drawings depict now destroyed engines, pumps, and other machinery for the Richmond City Water Works, now known as the Byrd Park Pump House. The pump house machinery was scrapped during World War II. The Gothic Revival structure (1882) undertaken by the City of Richmond under City Engineer Col. Wilfred Emory Cutshaw, featured first floor machinery and a second floor dance hall. The pump house pumped water for city use from the James River into the reservoir at Byrd Park. Most of the drawings are signed by Pump House Superintendent, Alexander Delaney, though one drawing was executed by his firm with William F. Tanner, the Tanner and Delaney Engine Co. Also included is a single sheet elevation of the wainscoting and window glass on the north wall of the second story dance hall drawn by Delaney. Additionally, the collection includes a single sheet showing two floor plans for a residence. These appear to have been drawn for Wallace W. Sanford of Orange County, Virginia. It is possible that Delaney executed these drawings. However, this sheet may have no relationship to the other drawings in the collection
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Cataloging source
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Label
[Plans for equipment at Richmond City Water Works], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folders 44a-b
  • Please use inkjet reproduction copies for public service copy (Folder 44a)
  • CD # 144-144A
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
various sizes.
Extent
17 sheets
Immediate source of acquisition
Jim and Michele Riley
Other physical details
Ink on linen
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001503409
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : Various.

Library Locations

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