Shadows on the Teche, iconic southern mansion - ca. 1834
- Building name: Shadows on the Teche
- Designer/Architect: Unknown
- Date of construction: 1834
- Location: New Iberia, Louisiana
- Style: Antebellum
- Number of sheets: 17 sheets measuring 18”x24”
- Cover Sheet, Site Plan, 1"=20'
- 3 sheets of floor plans, 1/4”=1’-0”
- 3 sheets of elevations, 1/8”=1’-0” and 1/4"=1'-0
- 3 sheets of sections, 1/4”=1’-0”
- 7 sheets of details, various scales
This listing is for prints on 20# bond paper. It is for architectural drawings only. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and not included in this package.
Shadows on the Teche, once seen, is never forgotten. The name of its designer is lost to history but the owners were the David Weeks family, whose ancestors had fled England after backing the Royalists in the Cromwellian revolution. David Weeks died the year the house was finished, leaving a wife and children behind. She later married but two of her children died too, victims of a hurricane. After the Civil War the her surviving son inherited the estate but struggled to keep it intact. Over the following decades it gradually reduced from 158 acres down to just 2 1/2 acres.
The design exemplifies the Greek Revival style as it was perfected for the southern, hot/humid climate, with spacious porches providing shade while allowing breezes to flow through the house. The detailing throughout the house is of the highest quality, both in design and execution.
SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This eBay listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. Thanks.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are not complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL historic house, not a pseudo-historic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Orders shipped to addresses outside the USA may be subject to customs duties at their destination. The buyer is responsible for any such duties.
The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (AN014)