Architectural Plans for Belmead
Original Author: Alexander Jackson Davis
Created: 1845
Medium: Watercolor-and-ink architectural drawings

Architectural Plans for Belmead

These 1845 watercolor-and-ink drawings depict the mansion at Belmead, the plantation on the James River in Powhatan County owned by Philip St. George Cocke. Alexander Jackson Davis, a renowned architect from New York, designed this Gothic Revival structure and drew these plans for the entrance façade and a cutaway of the interior. Davis also designed the distinctive Gothic Revival buildings at the Virginia Military Institute.