Riversdale, the Calvert Mansion, Classic Southern Style Home, ca. 1810

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Riversdale - The Calvert Mansion - ca. 1810

  • Building name: Riversdale
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: circa 1810
  • Location: Riverdale, Maryland
  • Style: Colonial, Palladian
  • Number of sheets: 10 sheets measuring 18"x24"

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, information, Vicinity Plan
  • 9 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.

Riversdale, on the shores of the Anacostia, near Riverdale, Maryland, was begun Henry Joseph Stier in 1801 and completed by his daughter, Rosalie Stier Calvert over the course of 10 years. Rosalie's letters to her father, collected in the book, "The Mistress of Riversdale", by Margaret Calcott, provide a vivid glimpse into the culture and politics of the time, as well as a detailed record of the construction of the Mansion. Rosalie's son, Charles Benedict, agriculturalist and U.S. Congressman, expanded the estate.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer a wealth of information. Riversdale boasts a very high level of classical ornamentation and these drawings capture it in accurate detail. Columns, arches, cornices, door trims, window openings - all are carefully drawn to scale. Key plans on some pages provide a basic floor layout but are not fully detailed and dimensioned. Riversdale, is truly a grand country house. But its details could be applied to classical inspired designs in the city or the country.

Please visit my other listings for many other drawings I am offering. I have house plans in wide variety of styles including Colonial, Craftsman, and Prairie, as well as plans of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Irving Gill, Purcell & Elmslie and others.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This 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 Antebellum 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. (CO006)