Residence at Univ. of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson, 1820s

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Hotel E, Univ. of Virginia - 1820s

  • Building name: Hotel E
  • Designer/Architect: Thomas Jefferson
  • Date of construction: ca. 1822
  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Style: Colonial, Palladian Style
  • Number of sheets: 8 sheets measuring 18” x 24”

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Information
  • First Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • 4 Sheets Sections & Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Windows Detail Sheet, scale varies
  • Mantel and Moldings Details Sheet, 1" = 1'-0"

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.

Inspired by Roman classical architecture and the work of Andrea Palladio, Thomas Jefferson created the master plan and the design for the principal buildings of the University of Virginia starting around 1818 and into the early 1820s.

The centerpiece is the great domed library. But alongside the library are two groups of residential buildings, for students and professors. Hotel E is one of these. It gives us a fine example of efficient, rational planning along classical lines. This plan set only includes the main level plan but the Hotel also has a walk-out basement level. It is characterized by its muscular porch of three brick arches.

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 could easily be adapted to a moderately sloping sight, providing a ‘walk-out’ basement level with bedrooms, and while principal reception rooms and kitchn could occupy the first floor. The attic could potentially be developed into living space as well, perhaps a study or guest bedroom suite. The building has a footprint of apx. 36' x 42' excluding the porch.

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. 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. (CO003)