Original Author: John Hartwell Cocke and John Neilson, architects
Created: ca. 1820
Medium: Engraved architectural plan
Floor Plan of Bremo
An engraved plan of Bremo, John Hartwell Cocke's plantation mansion on Bremo Bluff in Fluvanna County, gives a detailed rendering of the Palladian structure's ground floor rooms. The central living quarters are connected by roofed passageways to outlying wings. Cocke designed Bremo with John Neilson, a master craftsman who worked for Thomas Jefferson and helped build both Monticello and Montpelier. Cocke included a schoolhouse in the west outbuilding so that the enslaved children on the planation could be educated.