Governor's Palace, Entrance and Green

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Title

Governor's Palace, Entrance and Green

Subject

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

Description

Overhead view of the Palace Green, looking south from the Governor's Palace, 1935. Palace Street rings the Green. Formal gardens are visible in the forecourt of the Palace, while a carriage drawn by two horses stands outside the front gate. Two male costumed interpreters, representing enslaved coachmen, wait with the carriage.

The long, broad expanse of the Green, lined on either side by catalpa trees (also known as catawba trees), 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

LC327P45

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, Entrance and Green,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 19, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/198.