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Thomas Jefferson: Table of Construction Costs, c. 1819, 1819

Bricklayers Cosby. Staunton Carter & Phelps Perry Northern price. Ratcliffe
          Richmond
Oil stock bricks 25.D 18.      
Sand stocks 20. 13.   9 + 5.88 = 14.88  
place bricks 14. 12.   5 + 3 = 8. 15.
  2. to 3. C.M. 7. to 10. C.M. 3. C.M.   3. for laying 100,000.
Carpenters.   Percival. 40.p.c. Oldham. Dinsmore Perry Nielson. Ware
  2. to 3. buildings. –5.p.c. par. par. –15.p.c. –15.p.c.
    one building. Pavilion III   Pavilion. I. 3. portions.
      7. Dorm. 5–11    
Carpenters.   Walker. of Delaware          
  25. per cent        
Plaisterers. sq. yard. Chisolm White Antrim     Washington
lathing & nails .17 sq. yard. .17 .19     ) .30
1. coat          
2. coats .34 .34 .33     .40
3.coats .50 .56 .46     .50
      deducts ½ open!    
Painters. square yard   Smith. Claverly. Hudnall     Washington.
1. coat. plain     .12½     1. coat .9
2. coats .25   .25     2.   .17
3 do .35 .30 .37½     3.   .25
4. do .45 .37½ .50     4.   .32
inside 2. coats .36        
 3. do .48        
 4. do .60        
Glaziers 12. by 16 .10 + materials .42 include mater.       .34
12. by 18. by the sq. foot .46 do .17 + mater.     .40.

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