Market Square Tavern, Kitchen

Title

Market Square Tavern, Kitchen

Subject

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

Description

Exterior view of the Market Square Kitchen taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. The one and a half story structure with a large chimney is a typical form for colonial kitchens. Placing the cooking facilities in a separate outbuilding helped to keep the main tavern cool in the summer months and also contained any fires that started.

The original Market Square 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 operated first by Thomas Craig and later by Gabriel Maupin. After its restoration in the early 1930s, guests at Colonial Williamsburg could rent rooms in the tavern to experience some colonial ambiance. It has continuously provided accommodations for visitors to Williamsburg for several centuries.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC328P12

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

LC328P12.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Market Square Tavern, Kitchen,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/231.