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Architectural drawings for houses and a church ("Buildings Erected or Proposed to be Built in Virginia"), 1795-1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886
Extent: 39 items : watercolor, ink, wash, and graphite ; in folder(s) 56 x 71 cm.
Note: Portfolio size: 53 x 38 cm.
Note: Drawings removed from binding; original order maintained.
Note: Includes a title page annotated by Latrobe.
Note: In the 1940s, these drawings were described in the Library's catalog as a book of 25 plates (53 cm) with the call number NA737.L34 A45 (folio) and title Designs of buildings erected or proposed to be built in Virginia.
Note: Reference copies available for some UNIT items in LOT 4249 (R).
Summary: Includes preliminary and presentation drawings to illustrate a projected publication showing various sites, houses, and a church as site plans, plans, elevations, perspective projections; sections, and details; sketches and renderings; interior design drawings; landscape architecture drawings; topographic maps; miscellaneous supplementary materials.
II Blank sheet
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 1 (C Size)
Extent: 1 item.
Note: Misc. supp. Includes thread fragments from former binding (regular misc. supp. storage). There is also C size misc. supp., the portfolio cover. Formerly bound--arranged in original order.
Title page with vignette, 1798 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 2 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : watercolor, ink, and wash on paper.
Note: Inscriptions: "DESIGNS OF BUILDINGS ERECTED OR PROPOSED TO BE BUILT IN VIRGINIA, BY B. Henry LATROBE Boneval. From 1795 to 1799." --"B.H. Latrobe in[]" -- "Richmond 1798" -- "Philadelphia Septr. 8. 1799."
Explanation of title page vignette, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 2v (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink on paper.
Note: Inscription: "Explanation of the Vignette in the Titlepage. During my residence in Virginia from 1795 to 1799, the applications to me for designs were very numerous, and my fancy was kept employed in building castles in the air, the plans of which are contained in this Volume. The only two buildings which were executed from the drawings were CAPTN Pennocks house at Norfolk, and Colonel Harvies at Richmond. (p. 1 & _____). The former stands on terra firma in the background to the left, the latter on the hill in the middle ground. The Wings of Col. Harvie's were never built, & are thus following the other buildings into the sky. Higher up among the clouds, are the buildings which may easily be known by looking over the following drawings. To the right hovers the figure of the Architects imagination, such as she is. With the Model of the Bank of Pennsylvania in her hand, she is leaving the Rocks of Richmond & taking her flight to Philadelphia. The idea of the Figure is imitated from a figure by Flaxman, the celebrated Sculptor."
Sketch at Norfolk and description, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 3 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : wash, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper.
Note: Inscriptions: "Design of the House of Captain William Pennock in the Main street, Norfolk." -- "Sketch at Norfolk" -- "1."
Map of Norfolk harbor, creek & site plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 3v (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper.
Plan of the chamber and ground stories, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 4 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : watercolor and ink on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "3.1" -- "Plan of the Chamber Story." -- "Plan of the Ground Story." -- "Hall and Staircase" -- "Drawing room" -- "Dining room" -- "Office."
Main Street elevation, 2nd floor plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 5 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: Pennock House, Norfolk, VA.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Elevation on the Main Street." -- "Plan of the Second Floor."
Perspective of hall and stairway, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 6 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: Inscription on recto: "View in Perspective of Wm Pennock's hall & staircase."
Blank sheet - p. 7
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 7 (C Size)
Extent: 1 item.
Note: Inscription on recto: "5."
Basement and principle story floor plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 8 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: John Harvie House, Richmond, VA.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Plan of the Ground or Principal Story" -- "Plan of the Basement Story" -- "School-room." -- "House keepers-room" -- "Wine Cellar" -- "Larder."
West flank elevation, chamber story floor plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 9 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: John Harvie House, Richmond, Virginia.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Elevation of the West Flank." -- "Plan of the Chamber Story." --"gallery or lady's drawing room."
Front and rear elevations, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 10 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: John Harvie House, Richmond, Virginia.
Sections showing interiors, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 11 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Blank sheet - p. 12
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 12 (C Size)
Extent: 1 item.
Note: Inscription on recto: "Washingtons Island 10." "Greenspring alterations. 11."
Entrance, Mill Hill - elevation, 1796
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 13 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, wash, and watercolor on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Design for the Entrance front of Mill hill facing the North." -- "BH Latrobe Archt 1796."
Mill Hill - south elevation and floor plans, 1796
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 14 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, wash, watercolor, and graphite on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Sketch of a design for Millhill" -- "South Elevation" -- "1.1 Basement Story." -- "2.1 Principal Floor." -- "3.1 Bedchamber floor." -- "Scale 1/16 of an inch to the foot." -- "BHLatrobe, A.rcht Aug 1796."
Front elevation and floor plans, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 15 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, wash, and graphite on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Bedchamber floor." -- "Principal floor." -- "Saloon." -- "Butler's Pantry."
Spring house - elevation and plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 16 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "15.1" -- "LACMIHI NON AESTATE NOVOM NON FRI GORE DESIT."
Blank sheet
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 17 (C Size)
Extent: 1 item.
Garden plan with outbuildings, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 18 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, wash, and graphite on paper.
Note: Tayloe residence
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Garden plan of the Tayloe's house in the Foederal City" -- "Put 2 Blank leaves before this" -- "16" -- "Negro Quarters" -- "Coachhouse" -- "Stable" -- "Breakfast room" -- "Library" -- "lodge."
Note: Notations include computations.
Basement and chamber stories - Tayloe House, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 19 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, wash, and graphite on paper.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Chamber Story" -- "Basement Story" -- "Ladies Drawing room" --"Drawing room" -- "Housekeeper" -- "Servants Hall" -- "Butlers room" -- "Gallery" -- "17."
South front elevation and attic plan, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 20 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, wash, and graphite on paper.
Note: John Tayloe House.
Note: Inscriptions on recto: "Attic" -- "South front" -- "18."
East flank and stable elevations, between 1795 and 1799
Creator: Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820, architect
Call No.: ADE - UNIT 2886, no. 21 (C size)
Extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor, and wash on paper.
Note: John Tayloe House.
Note: Inscription on verso: "19."
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