Wren Building, Interior, Chapel

Dublin Core

Title

Wren Building, Interior, Chapel

Subject

Block 16. Building 3.
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

View of the Chapel of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. The photographer positioned himself behind the altar to obtain a unique vista looking out over the lecturn and pews towards the round windows at the back of the chapel.

Begun in 1695, the construction of the Wren Building marked the birth of an academic center in colonial Virginia. A series of fires in 1705, 1859, and 1862 damaged parts of the structure but never completely destroyed exterior walls.
When the wing housing the Chapel opened in 1732, it quickly became an important part of each student's daily routine. Morning and evening prayer services offered a contemplative beginning and end to each day of classes.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC329P6

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., “Wren Building, Interior, Chapel,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 11, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/226.