Donald MacDonald-Millar Sketchbook

Dublin Core

Title

Donald MacDonald-Millar Sketchbook

Subject

MacDonald-Millar, Donald, 1884-1973
Sketchbooks
Architecture, Domestic - Virginia - Williamsburg
Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

This sketchbook contains field drawings and notations about several historic buildings in Williamsburg that the Reverend Donald MacDonald- Millar examined during a visit to the town in 1919. Sketches include architectural details of the Mary Cary House, George Wythe House, Ludwell-Paradise House, Powell-Hallam House (today known as the Seymour Powell Tenement), the Digges House (today identified as the Bray School) and the Robert Carter House. The sketchbook is significant as a record of the condition of these buildings in the second decade of the twentieth century, nine years before John D. Rockefeller Jr. agreed to fund the commencement of in-depth restoration work on some of Williamsburg's colonial structures. It also illustrates the growing interest in Williamsburg's architectural history among early pioneers in the field of historic preservation.

Creator

Millar, Donald MacDonald

Date

1919

Is Part Of

Donald MacDonald Millar Sketchbook, MS1989.5

Format

jpeg

Extent

14 pages

Type

Image

Identifier

D2022-COPY-0524-0002 to D2022-COPY-0524-0015

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Pencil on paper

Citation

Millar, Donald MacDonald, “Donald MacDonald-Millar Sketchbook,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 17, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/6245.