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Allison, James W., 1833-1898


Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison discussing the bay windows in the rear extension and the door from the kitchen to the servants' hall.


James W. Allison Esqr. Dear Sir: If you won't object seriously to having a two story bay on the extension of yr. house— we should like to put it on as shown on plan #4— It will not only improve the building from the outside but add to Servants Hall & room above— We shall finish the drawings as soon as possible— Very truly yours Griffin & Randall 1 Dec. '93. Does it not seem better to put the door from Kitchen to S. Hall, or N. End of partition so that in passing from K. to Ice room & from S.H. to Porch. the distance will be much shorter— This is the way it is shown on #4— but if you prefer to have it at the other side of room it can just as well as not be placed there—[ALS, Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, December 1, 1893, on letterhead: Griffin & Randall Architects 48 Exchange Place New York; evelope docketed: Dec. 1. 1893 About bay windows in rear extension. Door between Kitchen & servants hall.] [edited by JTK]

Personal Name Subject

Allison, James W., 1833-1898 -- Correspondence

Corporate Name Subject

Griffin & Randall -- Correspondence

Topical Subject

Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans; Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond; Architecture -- Details; Windows; Doors

Geographic Subject

Richmond (Va.) -- Historic houses, etc.; Richmond (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.


Richmond (Va)


letters (correspondence)

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text; archives


Still Image; Text

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This material is in the public domain in the United States and thus is free of any copyright restriction. Acknowledgement of Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.


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Original letter: Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1893 December 1, James W. Allison papers, M 1, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Letter from Griffin & Randall to James W. Allison, 1893 December 1



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