Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Raleigh Tavern (WIlliamsburg, Va.)
Block 17. Building 06.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - WIlliamsburg
Taverns (Inns) - Virginia - Williamsburg
Lantern slides - Hand-colored - 1930-1940
Lincoln, F.S.

Description

Entrance detail of the Raleigh Tavern's southern facade, viewed from the southwest along Duke of Gloucester Street, 1935. The tavern's signboard and a fence stand in the foreground, while the front entrance of the building is visible in the background. A lead bust of Sir Walter Raleigh, the noted navigator-explorer, is featured in the broken pediment above the tavern's front doors. Eighteenth-century spelling was not exact and Raleigh most often wrote his name without the ā€œiā€.

The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Is Part Of

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection, AV-2000.9, Box 2

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-84

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Lantern Slide

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4 inches

Files

HLS-84.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1194.