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Here I'll share Appendix A from the research paper on 811-819 South Cathedral Place, in Richmond, Virginia. It covers the 5 unit row and a history of events, residents and ownership from construction to VCU acquisition. Also included is a narrative description of each unit's architectural details.
Yesterday I received my photocopied reprint of the 1890 Norwalk catalogue compliments of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America. On page 197, I came across our bronze lock plate! And, thus was able to confirm that the aged number 6843 on the back was read correctly, and was in fact the style number for that [...]
On Tuesday of this week, I was very fortunate to meet with Mr. Walter Harrow from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board who was so incredibly kind to give me a tour of 819 South Cathedral Place, the westernmost unit of our row. This is also the unit that appears to be the first sale and [...]
Went through a 1970's reprint of John Leighton's Suggestions On Design, offering just over 100 plates (1000's of drawings) of motifs he designed. Came across a match identified as Moorish with the cubic overlapping and interlacing ornamentation terminating with a floral motif. Many of the Moorish designs also suggested a variation in texture in the [...]
It's been a week since posting; lots of non-school work keeping me busy this past few days. I am hoping to uncover and identify a motif in the porches of our properties. Dr. Brownell is curious about a possible Indian inspiration here. There are also come similarities in the porch detail and the hardware pattern, [...]
Last Friday, the folks at 813 S Cathedral - The VCU Wellness Center - were so kind as to help me investigate the manufacturer of the beautiful bronze sliding door locks and pulls of their building. This set was the best I've seen in the three units I've explored so far, meaning, they are the [...]