Lost Virginia: Vanished Architecture of the Old Dominion
Edited by Bryan Clark Green, Calder Loth, and William M.S. Rasmussen
Lost Virginia is an effort to document and reconstruct the appearance of Virginia architecture in earlier times, when the
nation's destiny and history were intimately tied to the Old Dominion's landscape and buildings. It seeks to recover, at least
on paper, an impression of our lost architectural heritage. Organized into categories of domestic, civic, religious, and
commercial buildings, the more than three hundred vanished structures illustrated in this volume include slave pens in
Alexandria, George Washington's singular sixteen-sided barn, a one-room school house in Greene County, and the
18th-century Valley homes -- long mistaken for forts -- of German-speaking settlers.
The record that emerges is as illuminating as it is diverse. While Lost Virginia will appeal as nostalgia, the greater
value of this volume will be to alter views about the architecture of the commonwealth and the ideals and accomplishments
of its residents.
222 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 1-57427-127-x, Published by the Howell Press, 2001 $37.50 [Out of stock]