Wren Building, Blue Room

Title

Wren Building, Blue Room

Subject

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

Description

View looking towards the fireplace in the Blue Room of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. 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. The Blue Room served as a place for college officials to conduct business or to meet with students to discuss their academic performance or any need to improve conduct.

Portraits hanging on the walls are: left, "Portrait of Thomas Roderick Dew" (1802-1846) by William Garl Brown[e], Jr. and right, "Portrait of Robert Boyle" (1627-1691) by James Worsdale [after Johann Kerseboom.]

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC329P1

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

LC329P1.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Wren Building, Blue Room ,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/232.