The Resource The Taylor Building, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

The Taylor Building, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
The Taylor Building, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1892.
Title
The Taylor Building, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1892.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Marion J. Dimmock designed this Richarsonian Romanesque style structure for the Eastern Lunatic Asylum (Eastern State Hospital). The building features two corner towers with conical roofs, an eyebrow dormer, and round-topped arches over the windows and entrance. The building was condemned in 1942, but continued to be used for ten more years. At one time, it housed the patients library
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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Biographical or historical data
Marion Johnson Dimmock was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1824 and moved to Richmond in 1833. He served in the Confederate Army, attaining the rank of captain. He became one of the most prolific Virginia architects in the period 1870-1900. Among his more prominent commissions during this period were the Confederate Memorial Chapel (1887), a hotel in Elkton, Virginia (1890), Richmond Chamber of Commerce Building (1891-1892), Mortuary Chapel in Hollywood Cemetery (1897-1898), and an addition to the State Library Building (Dimmock & Lee, 1908).
Cataloging source
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Label
The Taylor Building, Eastern Lunatic Asylum, Williamsburg, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 6
  • This project and fourteen others were originally cataloged in one record (Accession 36481). All are now cataloged individually
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
54 x 90 cm. or smaller.
Extent
4 sheets
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Materials
36576
Other physical details
pencil, and pen and ink on paper
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001503224
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : Various.
Terms governing use
All requests for reproduction of architectural drawings must be made through the Library of Virginia Photo Services Department.

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