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Preliminary sketches of proposed Virginia State Library building, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

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Preliminary sketches of proposed Virginia State Library building, Richmond, Virginia, 1935.
Title
Preliminary sketches of proposed Virginia State Library building, Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1935.
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Language
eng
Summary
The exact provenance of these drawings is unclear. The blueprints predate the State Library Building Commission (Acts, 1936, chap. 242; 1938, chap. 405), the entity that ultimately oversaw the construction of the new building, and may represent the earliest plans for a new structure commissioned directly by the State Library. The State Library had worked on numerous occassions with the architectural firm of Baskervill & Lambert and Baskervill & Son. These drawings are various plans for a proposed State Library building and are dated 10 and 12 September, and 1 November 1935. They show four different configurations for a library building. It is important to note that the 1 November revision entitled "Fourth Floor Plan" includes floor space for a courtroom and judges quarters. The new library building ultimately constructed in 1939-40 (Carneal, Johnston, & Wright, architects; Baskervill & Son, associate architects; Githens & Keally, consulting architects) was shared by the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, State Law Library, Office of the Attorney General, and State Library. The design for the new library building represented in these drawings was not executed
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Biographical or historical data
The architectural firm of Baskervill & Son was formed in 1932 when Henry E. Baskervill's long-established Richmond architectural practice was joined by his son, H. Coleman Baskerville. (The younger man used an added letter on the family name.) Important commissions by Baskervill & Son before the death of the elder Baskervill in 1946 included the renovation of the Medical College of Virginia's Egyptian Building (1932), the M. C. V. Main Hospital (1936-1941), the Virginia State Library (1939-1940), and the W. T. Grant Department Store (Richmond; 1941).
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
See REPORT OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY, 1934-1938, (Richmond : Division of Purchasing and Printing)
Label
Preliminary sketches of proposed Virginia State Library building, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection; Folder 133
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
20 sheets
Governing access note
Access to architectural and engineering plans and drawings of current governmental buildings requires written authorization from the appropriate authority within the agency occupying the facility. See the Archives Research Services staff for further information
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable
Other physical details
Blueprints.
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000502529
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : 1/8 in. equals 1 ft.
System control number
0019-27160

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