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Spiers House, Cornice Molding and Architrave, unlabeled (lower extension of No. 9), 1862

 Item — Drawer: 10

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The drawings in this collection include Specifications and Drawings for Spiers House, Raleigh, NC, 1862. The Spiers house was never constructed, and little information has been found regarding the Spiers family. Plans for the house offer a glimpse into antebellum architecture, in particular plans for a structure intended to house not only a family but enslaved servants.


  • 1862


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use upon request.


From the Collection: 23 Sheets

From the Collection: 217.5 Megabytes (26 total images. Resized digital scans of the John Wayt Cosby Architectural Drawings are available through the Hampden-Sydney Archives & Special Collections' Digital Repository.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Unsigned. Full-scale detail of cornice molding and architrave, this drawing is the lower extension of "Plan No. 9, Cornice and Cantilever of Main Building," showing a profile view of lower half from wall from volute scroll to architrave. Unsigned. Condition: good with some corner losses and some mulberry paper repairs on verso to edge tears. Note: relates to image of verso, shared shelf # 12629292 and to the rest of the image, Drawing No. 9, Interior Cornice Molding Detail, shared shelf # 126263.

Physical Description

Drawing on Paper


1 drawing, sheet 58.5 x 48.6 cm, 23 19 1/4 in. Note: vertical orientation.

Repository Details

Part of the Hampden-Sydney College Archives & Special Collections Repository

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