Fireplace, Great Room, Market Square Tavern

Title

Fireplace, Great Room, Market Square Tavern

Subject

Market Square Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 12. Building 13.
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Taverns - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Detail photo of fireplace in the Great Room of the Market Square Tavern taken by F.S. Lincoln, 1935. The original tavern structure burned down in 1859 but the remains of the original foundations allowed for the restoration of the building to its eighteenth-century appearance. John Dixon constructed the original around 1749 and used it as a combination dwelling and shop. Later additions allowed the building to be converted into a tavern. 

In the 1930s, guests to Colonial Williamsburg could rent rooms in the tavern to experience some colonial ambiance. The Great Room served as a gathering spot for conversations, games, and special occasions. A cozy corner of the room for reading or resting centered around a paneled fireplace. A painting from the collection of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, titled Girl with Dove (accession # 1933.100.3), decorated the wall above the mantel.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC328P4

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

LC328P4.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Fireplace, Great Room, Market Square Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/195.