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Architectural documents

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Papers, drawings, plans, letters, and other documents, either hard copy or digital, having to do with the construction of buildings, usually originating in an architect's office.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Document, Plan for garret chamber, 1797 September 15

 Item — Box 13, Folder: 1797.09.15
Identifier: RM-1122; MS-5806
Scope and Contents

Manuscript Architectural Plan of a room in the garret of Mount Vernon sent from George Washington to Clement Biddle when purchasing a stove for the room.

Dates: 1797 September 15

Memorandum and sketch, greenhouse and quarters, 1785

 Item — Box 3, Folder: 1785.00.00
Identifier: W-799
Scope and Contents

Memorandum notes that Quarters to be 16' wide; half of that with 4' projection sufficient width for greenhouse; chimneys and where to place them; in front part of greenhouse need 2 tiers of windows; windows close together; chimneys in quarters; front of quarters might be wood with brick underpinning--center or greenhouse part all brick to the eves; rafters same angle; describes how to place windows in greenhouse.

Dates: 1785

Memorandum, New Room chimney and Piazza windows, 1796

 Item — Box 11, Folder: 1796.00.00
Identifier: W-812/a
Scope and Contents

Memorandum in the hand of George Washington with dimensions of architecdtural details in and around the house -- piazza at west door: brick pavement between the tiles 5 feet 3 inches by 9 feet 6 inches; tiles are 12" square; stone margin around them of 6" on outer edge, 9" on inner next the house. --gives measurements of windows in the new room; the Venetian window is given in exact detail; the two smaller (or end windows); the dimensions of the chimney in the new room in detail.

Dates: 1796

Notes, Deer park wall, 1798 October

 Item — Box 14, Folder: 1798.10.00
Identifier: RM-770; MS-5082
Scope and Contents

George Washington’s deer park declined while he was away serving as president. In 1792 he replaced its fence with a ha-ha or walled ditch, drawn here in black. Six years later, he planned a new course for the ha-ha, represented by the dotted line following “the natural shape of the hill.”

Dates: 1798 October

Plan, Piazza flooring, undated

 Item — Box 16, Folder: ND11
Identifier: W-498
Scope and Contents The plan below, is supposed to represent the Piaza [Piazza] – The black describes the Tile which it is supposed remains uninjured - & the white stone, which will be necessary to replace the Tile that has been damaged by the Frost – If this mode will answer and Knowles [John Knowles] -or Harry [Henry] Young can be engaged – the work might be set about.An indentured bricklayer and laborer, John Knowles worked at Mount Vernon from 1773 until 1784, as well as from 1786 until...
Dates: undated