House of Burgesses, Capitol

Dublin Core

Title

House of Burgesses, Capitol

Subject

Block 08. Building 11.
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Public Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Historic Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg

Description

View of the House of Burgesses, Capitol, 1935. Located on the first floor (east wing) of the reconstructed Capitol building of 1705, this room served as a place for members of Virginia's House of Burgesses to assemble to discuss legislative issues. As a meeting room, it also served as the scene of many important political debates leading up to the American Revolution. The speaker's chair, which is original, provides a focal point in the main apse with a semi-circle of benches for members of the House along the walls around the room.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research advancements over the years, the interiors of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P8

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board.

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “House of Burgesses, Capitol,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed April 20, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/119.