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Virginia Military Institute, Superintendent's Quarters, Virginia Military Institute Parade Grounds, Lexington, VA



B&W Photos

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South Front, From The Southwest

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East Side

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East Side And North Rear

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Detail, South Front, Porch And Entrance Bays

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Interior, Entrance Hall, Looking South

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Interior, Entrance Hall, Looking Southeast

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Interior, Library, Looking West Into Entrance Hall

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Interior, Parlor (formerly Dining Room), Looking North


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Item Title


Location
Superintendent's Quarters, Virginia+Military+Institute+Parade+Grounds, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-901
Building/structure dates: 1862 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1914
Significance: "Davis's project for the V.M.I. was the first comprehensive one in the Gothic style actually to be built in this country ... The style differed radically from preceding academic buildings elsewhere in being almost wholly military ... This choice of Medieval military architecture for the new Institute in Virginia obviously set the tone for all later construction at West Point, at V.M.I. itself, and other such quasi-miitary schools." This is the only building in the original group that was not destroyed by General Hunter in 1864. (Newton, Town and Davis, Architects)

Related Names
Davis, Alexander Jackson


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH FRONT, FROM THE SOUTHWEST
2. EAST SIDE
3. EAST SIDE AND NORTH REAR
4. DETAIL, SOUTH FRONT, PORCH AND ENTRANCE BAYS
5. INTERIOR, ENTRANCE HALL, LOOKING SOUTH
6. INTERIOR, ENTRANCE HALL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
7. INTERIOR, LIBRARY, LOOKING WEST INTO ENTRANCE HALL
8. INTERIOR, PARLOR (FORMERLY DINING ROOM), LOOKING NORTH


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