Anderson's American villa architecture, 1853 : containing plans & elevations with a description of eighteen villas and three country churches.

Anderson, Charles Frederick.
New York : G. P. Putnam & co., 10 Park Place, 1853.
[2], 20 leaves : ill. (some col.), plans ; 28 x 42 cm.

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Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans.
"To be completed in seven parts, each containing three separate designs at $3 per number, together with a supplementary number, containing working drawings, specifications &c. &c. Published at $5 for subscribers only."
"With an essay on architecture."
Illustrations: 6 full plates: lithographs.
Anderson calls himself an "Architect and Civil Engineer, Washington, DC" who has spent forty years in the study and practice of architecture in its various departments, although he gives his address on the lithographed plates as 44 Wall Street, New York. Anderson lists several designs for major projects throughout the United States, including the extraordinary claim of "Plans for the extension of the National Capitol at Washington, D.C., now in the course of erection, and for which the Senate Committee awarded me a Public premium; but which design has been dreadfully mutilated under military supervision, in accordance with the arrangement of Colonel Jefferson Davis, while Secretary of War." Historians of the Capitol and Thomas Ustick Walter, in particular, may be surprised to read that statement.
Part 1, no more published; contains designs for three Italianate villas consisting of two or three plans and two perspective views for each design.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Not in Hitchcock.
Athenaeum copy lacks p. 2.