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Exterior of Governor's Palace, view of front gate, 1935. A female costumed interpreter (once called a "hostess") stands in a gown at the front gate, while a carriage drawn by two horses stands in the front drive. Two male costumed interpreters,…

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Hand-colored lantern slide featuring a photo of the northeast elevation of the Governor's Palace taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the thirty-ninth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to…

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Exterior of the western Advance Building of the Governor's Palace, 1933.  Reconstructed between March 1932 and April 1934, the western Advance Building likely served varying functions over time.  According to architectural historian Ed Chappel (the…

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Exterior of the Governor's Palace, looking out through the front gate at the arrival of a carriage and costumed interpreters, 1933. “The Governor’s Palace was an important element in [Williamsburg’s] great civic design. Sited at the end of a broad,…

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Exterior of Governor's Palace, looking to the northeast from the Robert Carter house, 1933. “The Governor’s Palace was an important element in [Williamsburg’s] great civic design. Sited at the end of a broad, imposing green, the governor’s residence…

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View across Palace Green of Bruton Parish Church, as seen from behind the front yard fence of the St. George Tucker House (on the corner of Nicholson Street and Palace Street), 1935.

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View of Bruton Parish Church across Palace Green, from the corner of Nicholson Street and Palace Street, 1935.

A smaller seventeenth-century structure stood on the site from 1683 until 1715, when the larger and more elaborate cruciform-style…

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A path leads from the Governor's Palace towards the Robert Carter House overlooking the east side of Palace Green, 1935. One of the original eighty-eight buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, the home served as residence for various members of the…

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Distant view of the St. George Tucker House taken from Palace Green. St. George Tucker, a law professor at the College of William and Mary, purchased and moved the central portion of the house from Palace Green to Market Square in 1788. He added…

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Overhead view of the Palace Green, looking south through a window of the Governor's Palace. Palace Street rings the Green. At the front gate of the Palace stands a gowned female costumed interpreter (once referred to as a "hostess"), while a carriage…

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Overhead view of the Palace Green, looking south from the Governor's Palace, 1935. Palace Street rings the Green. Formal gardens are visible in the forecourt of the Palace, while a carriage drawn by two horses stands outside the front gate. Two male…

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Exterior of Governor's Palace, view of front gate, 1935. A female costumed interpreter (once called a "hostess") stands in a gown at the front gate, while a carriage drawn by two horses stands in the front drive. Two male costumed interpreters,…

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Governor's Palace, front elevation view from the foot of Palace Green at Duke of Gloucester Street, 1935. Palace Street is also visible to the right. The vista south along Palace Green is a feature mentioned by Thomas Jefferson who noted that native…

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Governor's Palace, front elevation view from the foot of Palace Green at Duke of Gloucester Street, 1935. The vista south along Palace Green is a feature mentioned by Thomas Jefferson who noted that native American catalpa trees (also known as…

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The vista south along Palace Green is a feature mentioned by Thomas Jefferson who noted that native American catalpa trees were planted along the sides. The open space continues south of Duke of Gloucester Street on what Benjamin Bucktrout's map of…

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Exterior of Governor's Palace, view from the northeast, 1935. This image of the Governor's Palace, shown as it was first reconstructed, includes features and details that changed with later research and investigation. Wrought-iron gates and the…
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