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Title: List of Building Specifications and Costs, Compiled by Alexander J. Davis for David L. Swain, [1844?]: Electronic Edition.
Author: Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: List of Building Specifications and Costs, Compiled by Alexander J. Davisfor David L. Swain, [1844?]
Author: [Alexander Jackson Davis]
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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List of Building Specifications and Costs, Compiled by Alexander J. Davis for David L. Swain , [1844?]
Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892



Page 1

Hon. D. L. Swain :

I will do the whole work, or any parts of the work, agreeable to the prices herewith transmitted.

F. L. Walthall



Basement Story as per drawing. No. 1.
9 windows and doors at $7 . . . . . $63.00
partitions . . . . . 15.00
1 floor complete . . . . . 114.00
4 stone window sills & two door sills at $3 each 18.00
Excavation, and spreading dirt to form terace 50.00
40 pirch of rock at $4 160.00
50.000 brick at $4.50 pr. thousand 225.00
First floor, as per drawing no. 2.
1 floor complete . . . . . 114.00
framing partition and timber . . . . . 20.00
10 small plasters . . . . . 10.00
4 partition doors complete at $8 32.00
8 Eighteen light windows of 10 & 12 glass complete at $10 80.00
1 flight of stairs . . . . . 25.00
10 stone window sills at $2.50 . . . . . 25.00
40.000 brick at $4.50 . . . . . 180.00
6.00 yards of plastering at 25 cents pr. yd. 150.00
3 stone steps to assend terace in front 12.00
2 stone steps at front door 12.00
Second story, as pr. drawing no. 3.
1 floor complete . . . . . 114.00
framing partition and timber 12.00
8 plasters and timber 15.00 . . . . .
3 partition at $8 . . . . . 24.00

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[Second story, as pr. drawing no. 3.]
8 fifteen light windows, 10 & 12 glass $10 80.00
1 flight of stairs . . . . . 25.00
10 stone window sills at $2.50 . . . . . 25.00
40.000 brick at $4.50 180.00
420 yards plastering 25 cents 105.00
80 feet of mud corner at 75 cents pr foot 60.00
Small steps to assend rostrum 5.00
Third story, as per drawing No. 4.
1 floor complete . . . . . 114.00
framing partitions of plank, to Shebure Co, and plank 60.00
Shelving, and plank complete, in Library 200.00
10 pilasters complete . . . . . 20.00
8 twelve light windows of 10 &12 glass— complete 80.00
10 stone window sills at $2.50 25.00
38.000 brick at $4.50 . . . . . 171.00
390 yards of plastering at 25 cents 97.00
80 feet of stoco cornice at 50 cts. 40.00
80 feet of wood do. at $1 80.00
framing roof complete, as per section, No 5 & 6 175.00
Tuining at $12 pr. square . . . . . 240.00
Lanthorn as per sections 5 & 6 complete 200.00
front door complete, as per drawing No. 8 125.00
172 feet of cornicing, as pr. drawing No 9. at $1.75 301.00
painting inside and out, complete 250.00
coping of stone, on parapet wall, as pr drawing no. 7 24.00
4152.00
2
8304.00
Repairs to Old Building
2 ornamented doors as per drawing No. 7 50.00
380 feet cornicing to the old buildings at $250 950.00
portico in centre of East front No 7 150.00
$9.454.00