Governor's Palace, Front Elevation From End of Green

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Title

Governor's Palace, Front Elevation From End of Green

Subject

Block 20. Building 03.
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Public buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

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 American catalpa trees (also known as catawba trees) were planted along the sides. This long, broad expanse of the Palace Green creates an impressive vista and impression of grandeur upon approach to the Palace. "Palace Green was intended to focus the eye as well as the mind on the source of executive authority in Virginia and to provide the stately official residence at its head with an unimpeded vista to the heart of the community and beyond."

(Source: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation website, "See the Places: Historic Sites and buildings: Palace Green," http://www.history.org/almanack/places/hb/hbpalgr.cfm)

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P40

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The 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., “Governor's Palace, Front Elevation From End of Green,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 29, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/190.