Sunday, February 7, 2010


I was creeping on Wikimedia Commons today and found this photo of the original Sweet Briar mansion:

Today, you can still see the bones of the original mansion, but there has been so much progress since then. It is absolutely gorgeous in person. I wish I could photograph/get a hold of Ralph Adams Cram's fantastical drawings of his ideal architectural vision for Sweet Briar. Had these plans gone underway, I believe Sweet Briar would have been the most beautiful and most established college in the world. You must see the drawings for yourself, they are breath-taking.

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