Museum logo
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Mouns Jones
Object Name Field Notes
Title 8 pencil field notes drawings with additional data
Description Elevation drawings based on Field Notes drawings, accompanying notes of surveyor-draftsman, scaled drawing from field notes drawings

Description: Series of 8 sheets of dimensioned and annotated pencil drawings accompanied by an unfiled Architectural Data Form, and one sheet of scaled drawings based on the Field Notes drawings, all prepared by Barry K. Stover in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) format. Form and drawings were prepared in order to record the survey and measurement of the building and its components and to update existing HABS information already on file at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

These drawings and the accompanying dimensions and other data and notes record the conditions existing on the dates of the sheets. Potentially important information for restoration programs and specifications includes window framing detail{1}.

Sheet 9 contains measurements only for the attic window, roof, distance between first and second floor as well as between second floor and attic.

Sheet 10 contains information about the house's restoration history gathered by Stover during an interview with Theresa Beard, one of the founders of the Trust, former Trust President and long-time Board member.

Please note that sheets 1, 3, 4, and the sheet of dimensioned elevation drawings were included in the "Atlas of Architectural Drawings" published in Morlatton by the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County in 2008. See MJHTX7---1000.01.096 for the data sheet created by Barry Stover to accompany these drawings.

See MJHTX7---1000.01.096 for the data sheet created by Barry Stover to accompany these drawings. FOOTNOTE {1} For example, sheet 7 contains the note "replaced or pieced sill" relative to the "center window north [sic, east] side," possibly suggesting that the "head" [lintel] and two timber jambs of the frame are original or quite early. The sawn rabbets [in these Field Notes called "rebates" as in English nomenclature, which sometimes appeared in the southern tier of mid-Atlantic colonies as "rabit"] which receive the sash and shutter [or leaded casements if rabbet detail interpreted as compatible only for leaded casements is corroborated by additional evidence].

Sheet 8 bears a note in the lower left corner "Old frame, new sill, No rebate inside…" These notes will be carefully compared with the photographic history(a) regarding the forms, alignment, and details of the windows and their frames.

(a) For example, see photo MJHPH60--1000.01.065, Image #3, which seems to show that the three second story window frames on this east elevation were in vertical alignment for hung-sash windows, not horizontal casement frames as existed in the east eaves wall when Barry Stover surveyed the house and rendered his field notes pencil drawings in the mid-1980s.

Laurence Ward, March, 2016
Date April 16-22, 1985
People Jones, Mouns
Jones, Ingaboo
Catalog Number 1000.01.097
Archive Number MJHFN1
Creator Stover, Barry
Search Terms MJTX
Mouns Jones History
Mouns Jones House
MJHTX
Mouns Jones House Text
HABS
Historic American Buildings Survey
MJHFN
Field Notes Drawing
Rebate
Rabit
Rabbet
Hung-sash Window
Casement Window