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Pre-restoration view looking east on Duke of Gloucester Street from College Corner, Williamsburg, Virginia, December 1, 1931. The south block of Merchants Square, a shopping district created for businesses being displaced by Williamsburg's…

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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.

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Progress photo of Casey's Store under construction, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 16, 1931. Once located on the corner of North Henry and Duke of Gloucester Street, the site is presently occupied by the College of William and Mary Bookstore.

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Laborers installing underground wiring along Duke of Gloucester Street in the Merchants Square area, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1932.

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A restaurant at the corner of Duke of Gloucester Street and Boundary Street in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930. The building housed a soda fountain and luncheonette. Several signs mark the busy intersection, including one for the Pocahontas Tea…

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Progress photo of the business block, now known as Merchants Square, in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1934. The A&P Food Market (left) is located at the site of today's Craft House, and Stringfellow Electric Corp. (right) is located at the site of…

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Old College Shop on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928.

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View of Block 15 prior to the construction of Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928.

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Williamsburg Methodist Church, located on Merchants Square at the corner of Duke of Gloucester and North Boundary streets, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1928.

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

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Firehouse, now demolished and once located on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1930.

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

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Casey's Store, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s. This property is now the College of William and Mary Bookstore.

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Recto and verso of a postcard featuring a view of the Merchants Square area at the west end of Duke of Gloucester Street.

This image of businesses in Block 23, in what is known as the Arcade Building, shows the evolution of uses on Merchant's…

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Exterior view of the A & P Store (south side of Merchants Square), from the corner of Duke of Gloucester Street and North Henry Streets, 1935. The A&P Food Market, which was later converted into the Craft House, stands at the street corner. Next…

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

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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.…

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View of the front elevation of the Williamsburg Theater on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1935.

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Bruton Heights School Homecoming Parade on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1950's. The automobiles are passing through Merchants Square. Schmidt Appliances is visible in the background.

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Recto and verso of a postcard featuring a view of the Merchants Square area at the west end of Duke of Gloucester Street.

This image of businesses in Block 23, in what is known as the Arcade Building, shows the evolution of uses on Merchant's…
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