The Resource Property Survey, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Property Survey, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
Property Survey, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, 1939.
Title
Property Survey, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1939.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These sheets depict the preexisting conditions on the lot chosen for the construction of the Virginia State Library and Supreme Court of Appeals building. The site choice, known as Ford's Lot, at Broad and Eleventh Street adjoining Capitol Square fueled considerable debate during the design and construction process. On the site stood a prefabricated aluminum building, possibly the first of such in the country, used by they Richmond City Department of Public Works. The so-called Aluminum Building was moved down Governor Street to it present location between Morrison's Row and the Zinke Building
  • Carneal, Johnston & Wright, in association with Baskervill & Son and Alfred M. Githens and Francis Keally, received the commission for the Virginia State Library building which was erected 1939-1940. 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
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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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
Property Survey, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural File Collection, Folder 73
  • For specifications, see LVA barcode 1054517
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
65 x 107 cm.
Extent
3 sheets each
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
Blueprints, Diazo prints
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001503568
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : 1/16 in. equals 1 ft.

Library Locations

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