Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Bedford County Court House Plan

My post yesterday was about a legal case that took place in the Bedford County Court House from 1891 through 1901.  A little more than 100 years before that, the county was planning its first Court House building and the plans may be found at the Library of Virginia in their digital collections.

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These drawings were created in 1785 and the second one is a unique fold-down that two dimensionally illustrated the floor plan, walls, roof, and chimney of the proposed structure. The drawing is unsigned so the draftsman is unknown. I have never seen this type of architectural rendering before.

The complete file includes three pages of handwritten text that describe the site.

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