The Resource Virginia State Library [stack plans and shelving details], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Virginia State Library [stack plans and shelving details], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)

Label
Virginia State Library [stack plans and shelving details], Richmond, Virginia, 1939-1940.
Title
Virginia State Library [stack plans and shelving details], Richmond, Virginia
Inclusive dates
1939-1940.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These drawings depict the shelving scheme for the Virginia State Library building as designed by Art Metal Construction Company, Jamestown, New York. Everett Waddy Company of Richmond, Virginia, served as the retailer for Art Metal products. Included in these materials are details of shelving units, structural drawings, and sections. Filed separately are two sets of "Load Computations & Beam Calculations for Virginia State Library," a promotional publication, and a letter of transmittal dated 12 June 1939
  • Included in the promotional publication are photographs of the Art Metal Construction Company factory in Jamestown, New York, factory workers executing various processes in product construction and assembly, and of several facilities that purchased Art Metal products. Noteworthy facilities include the State Education Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois; Goodell Library, Massachusetts State College, Amherst, Massachusetts; and Morgan College Library, Baltimore, Maryland. In addition, the packet contains two publications: "Planning the Library for Protection and Service" and "Art Metal in the Free Library of Philadelphia." Both publications include additional photographs and product descriptions
  • Carneal, Johnston & Wright, in association with Baskervill & Son and Alfred M. Githens and Francis Keally, received the commission for the building which was erected 1939-1940 on a site between Richmond's Capitol Square and Broad Street. 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
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  • 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
Virginia State Library [stack plans and shelving details], Richmond, Virginia, (architectural drawing)
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural File Collection, Folder 81
  • For other materials, see LVA barcode 1158553
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
105 x 52 cm.
Extent
75 sheets
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
Blueprints and Diazo print
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001504727
Representative fraction of scale
Scale : Various.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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