The Resource [The Public Hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia - elevations and plans of buildings and grounds], (architectural drawing)

[The Public Hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia - elevations and plans of buildings and grounds], (architectural drawing)

Label
[The Public Hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia - elevations and plans of buildings and grounds], 1829.
Title
[The Public Hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia - elevations and plans of buildings and grounds]
Inclusive dates
1829.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing is unsigned. Watermark: "James Whatman Turkey Mill / 1823." Hospital Keeper Dickie Gault created this drawing at the request of the Governor's office in 1829. Gault was paid out of the hospital treasury for his work. See the Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Report of the Directors of the Lunatic Hospital at Williamsburg, Document No. 12, (Richmond, 1830). A copy of this document is enclosed with the drawing
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Biographical or historical data
The Public Hospital at Williamsburg was constructed from 1771-1773. A third story was added in 1841. In 1885 the building (then known as the Eastern Lunatic Asylum) was destroyed by fire. In 1972, archaeologists from Colonial Williamsburg excavated the foundations. In 1979, reconstruction of the building was begun, using a detail of the 1829 drawing as a primary source of information about the structure. The rebuilt Public Hospital was opened in 1985.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
McDonald, Travic C., Jr., DESIGN FOR MADNESS : AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC HOSPITAL AT WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA (Williamsburg : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1986), p. 75, also Fig. 30
Label
[The Public Hospital at Williamsburg, Virginia - elevations and plans of buildings and grounds], (architectural drawing)
Note
Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Super Oversized Cabinet 4, Drawer 2, Folder 118b
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Dimensions
118 x 73 cm.
Extent
1 sheet
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
Pricking, pencil(?) and pen and ink on paper
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000497746
Representative fraction of scale
Scale: Various.

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