Wren Building, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Dublin Core

Title

Wren Building, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Block 16. Building 03.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
College of William & Mary - Buildings
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.)
Lantern Slides - Hand-colored - 1930-1940

Description

Exterior view of the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary. Begun in 1695, the construction of the Wren Building marked the birth of an academic center in colonial Virginia. One of the oldest academic structures in the United States, the Wren Building was damaged by several fires in 1705, 1859, and 1862, but still retains a large portion of its original outside walls. The building's features are thought to be based upon an adaptation of a Sir Christopher Wren design.

Creator

A.D. Handy Co.

Date

Circa 1930s

Is Part Of

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection, AV-2000.9 , Box 1

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-38

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4 inches

Citation

A.D. Handy Co., “Wren Building, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 19, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1074.