The Resource Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], 1811-1812.
- Ground plan for governor of Virginia's house built at Richmond, [Virginia], 1811-1812.
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- Architectural drawings -- Virginia | Richmond
- Parris, Alexander, 1780-1852
- Virginia Executive Mansion (Richmond, Va.)
- Dwellings -- Virginia | Richmond -- Designs and plans
- Virginia -- Capital and capitol
- Architecture -- Virginia | Richmond -- 19th century
- This photographic copy shows a page from Alexander Parris' sketchbook depicting the floor plan for the Virginia Governor's Mansion. Parris designed the mansion in 1811-1812. Documentation on the origin of this photograph is maintained in the Special Collections Picture Collections at the Library of Virginia
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- Alexander Parris, architect and builder, was born in Hebron, Maine, in 1780, and trained as a carpenter's apprentice in his youth. After studying design in Portland, Maine, Parris went on to design a number of residential buildings. Parris came to Richmond, Virginia, around 1811 and designed at least two residences, the Virginia Executive Mansion (1811-1812) and the Wickham House (1811-1812). After serving in the War of 1812 as captain in a company of artificers (engineers), Parris settled in Boston. There, he designed or oversaw construction on a number of significant structures such as the David Sears House (1816), St. Paul's Church (1819), Quincy Market (1825-1826), and Boston Custom House (1837-1847). Alexander Parris was appointed civil engineer of the Portsmouth (New Hampshire) Navy Yard in 1848. Parris died at his home in Pembroke, Maine in 1852.
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