Matching carriages in Latrobe perspectives

Matching carriages in Latrobe perspectives

Latrobe made his presentation perspective on the "Clifton" house on this particular piece of ground just come to life.  Just as he had done with previous, important presentation drawings for residential commissions such as the Pennock House or Sedgeley Villa, he depicted the owners of the home engaged in some activity, and even illustrated the [...]

Creating a chronology of architect George Tolman – update

New additions to the chronology are highlighted in blue. As I research George Russell Tolman, a Richmond architect transplanted from New England and once parter of Richmond's "dean of architecture" Marion J. Dommon, I am developing a chronology of his life events.  Here is what I have so far: 1848, Dec 5 George Russell Tolman [...]

A preservation-focused city plan is possible

Most of what we learned about Preservation, we learned from Charleston. Historic Charleston Foundation has partnered with the City to adopt a groundbreaking plan that provides Charleston with a strong preservation-based roadmap for its future. Click HERE to watch a video to hear what they have tediously established, and have been recognized by the National [...]

Special Presentation on Fan Architecture

Join The Fan District Association on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m., at Fox School, for a special hour-long reprise of “The ‘Palladian Motif’ and Richmond’s Fan District,” two illustrated lectures on the surprising history of some beautiful Fan windows. These lectures were originally given as the opening session of VCU’s 17th Symposium on Architectural History last November. Charles Brownell, Professor of Art History at [...]

And new research begins: Latrobe’s Clifton House

As I launch into the spring semester, along with new knowledge comes the research on a specially-selected topic by Dr. Brownell: The Clifton House. As I launch into the spring semester, along with new knowledge comes the research on a specially-selected topic by Dr. Brownell: The Clifton House. This house, attributed to Latrobe, once stood [...]