The Resource Virginia Capitol Building, (architectural drawing)

Virginia Capitol Building, (architectural drawing)

Label
Virginia Capitol Building, 1858.
Title
Virginia Capitol Building
Inclusive dates
1858.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This group of drawings represents two different versions of the Capitol: the existing conditions of the building in 1858, and a proposal for modifications. The changes proposed by Lybrock would have added a bay to the rear of the building, replaced the existing steps on the sides of the Capitol with a single flight of steps to the portico, and made minor modifications to the interior. The proposal was never carried out. More importantly, Lybrock's measured drawings of the Capitol as it existed in 1858 remain among the best documentation of the structure in the period before the extensive remodeling in 1904-1906
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Albert Lybrock was born in 1827 in St. Johann, Rhein-Provinz, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1848. He established an independent architectural practice in Richmond by 1855. Among his more important commissions were the Ballard Hotel (1855), James Monroe Tomb (1858), State Bank Building (1874), and the Beth Ahaba Synagogue (1880).
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Virginia Capitol Building, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 46
  • CD # 50
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
68 x 119 cm. or smaller.
Extent
13
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
pricking, pencil, pen and ink, gray and brown washes
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000497669
Representative fraction of scale
Scale 1/8 in. equals 1 ft.
Terms governing use
All requests for reproduction of architectural drawings must be made through the Library of Virginia Photo Services Department.
Type of unit
sheets

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