Dinsmore House - 1820s - Colonial brick townhome by Thomas Jefferson's builder

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Dinsmore House, Charlottesville, VA - 1820s

  • Building name: Dinsmore House
  • Designer/Architect: James Dinsmore, Master Craftsman to Thomas Jefferson
  • Date of construction: 1820s
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Style: Colonial/Federal
  • Additional Information: Drawings prepared in 1983, Historic American Building Survey
  • Number of sheets: 5 sheets measuring 18”x24”

Sheet List - 5 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

  • Cover sheet, information, site plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • South (Front) Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Building Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

This Virginia townhome was probably built by James Dinsmore, master craftsman to Thomas Jefferson, and demonstrates Jefferson's inspired Palladian approach to the brick materials of the region. Reminiscent of the style of Monticello, this house consists of 2 principal floors over a basement, as well as rooms in the attic.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.

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. For information about the photos please send me a message. 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.