Bowman's Castle - 19th Century
- Building name: Bowman's Castle
- Designer/Architect: Jacob Bowman
- Date of construction: 1795 and after
- Location: Brownsville, Pennsylvania
- Style: Tudor Gothic Style Home
- Number of sheets: 7 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
- Basement Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"
- First Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
- Third Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
- 2 Sheets of Elevations, 1/8"=1'-0"
- Sections, 1/8"=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.
Bowman's Castle started out as a trading post built by Jacob Bowman in the 1790s. Built on a site overlooking Redstone Creek and a community that specialized in building river boats for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, it was very naturally "fortified" over the course of the next few Bowman generations, into the imposing castle we see today. The original 1790s portion of the home can easily be identified on the floor plans.
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 an excellent starting point. The castle is full of delightful details such as a tower, bay windows, and a conservatory. Without even considering the full basement the home offers many social rooms and even more bedrooms. It could easily be adapted to suit the needs of a large family or even work as a bed & breakfast. It is built on a flat site but would also be adaptable to a slope, which would result in a convenient walk-out basement. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. This spacious home has outside dimensions of approximately 60' x 102'.
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 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. (TU011)