Raleigh Tavern, Exterior, Entrance Detail of South Facade from the Southwest

Title

Raleigh Tavern, Exterior, Entrance Detail of South Facade from the Southwest

Subject

Block 17. Building 06.
Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Taverns (Inns) -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

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.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC326P24

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

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

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

LC326P24.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Raleigh Tavern, Exterior, Entrance Detail of South Facade from the Southwest,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/162.