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An aerial view of the parking lot in Merchants Square during construction of the new business district in Williamsburg, Virginia, November 1931.

Pre-restoration view of southwest elevation of Collins Cleaning & Dyeing Co., Williamsburg, Virginia, February 9, 1932. This building was originally located in the area bordered by Lafayette St., N. England St. and Scotland St. near the Governor's…

View of south elevation of Casey's Store, located on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 6, 1931, prior to its demolition.

View of the west elevation of the Pocahontas Tea Room, located on Boundary Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 13, 1931. This building was later demolished.

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Pre-restoration view of the intersection of Duke of Gloucester Street and Nassau Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928. On the left corner is the Griffin Building and on the right is the Bowden-Armistead House. Looking down Nassau Street is…

Pre-restoration view looking west on Duke of Gloucester Street, between Francis and Boundary Streets: (l-r) the Imperial Theater, bowling alley, Candy Kitchen, Norfolk Restaurant, pool room, barber shop, and College Shop, circa 1928. The Wren…

Pre-restoration view of Duke of Gloucester Street looking east on Block 22 near Henry Street, Williamsburg, Virginia circa 1928. Identifiable stores in the foreground include (left side) College Pharmacy, R.T. Casey & Sons General Merchandise and…

Pre-restoration view of the Market Square area, Williamsburg, Virginia, looking west on Duke of Gloucester Street from England Street. Pictured on the left are the Peninsula Garage, Peninsula Bank and the U.S. Post Office. Beyond is the First…

Pre-restoration view looking down Duke of Gloucester Street from its west end at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928.

The James City Furniture Company when located on the site of the William Waters House, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928.

Pre-restoration view of Merchant's Square area, looking northeast from College Corner, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

Newly completed Merchants Square shops, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1933.

View looking down the sidewalk of the south side of Merchants Square towards the College Pharmacy, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1935.

This image of the structure housing the present-day Christmas Shop, in what is known as the Arcade Building, shows the evolution of uses on Merchant's Square. Among the earliest in the shopping mall genre, the area has had a variety of tenants.…

Pre-restoration view along Block 14 of Duke of Gloucester Street, site of the present day Catherine Blaikley House and Durfey Shop. Located on the south side of the street, the Luttrell Building housed several small businesses and a post office.

Owens Tire Co., a service station that used to stand on Duke of Gloucester Street near the area known today as Merchants Square.

Hand-colored lantern slide featuring a photo of the Williamsburg Post Office on Merchants Square taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the thirteenth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to…
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