Ludwell-Paradise House, Entrance

Title

Ludwell-Paradise House, Entrance

Subject

Ludwell-Paradise House (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 18-1. Building 07.
Architecture, Domestic - Virginia - Williamsburg
Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

A costumed interpreter stands at the front entrance of Ludwell-Paradise House in 1935, soon after it opened as one of the early exhibition buildings at Colonial Williamsburg.

One of the eighty-eight original eighteenth-century buildings at Colonial Williamsburg, the house played an important role in the museum's founding as the first property purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Members of the Ludwell family resided here in the eighteenth century and Lucy Ludwell Paradise, one of their more eccentric offspring, became a well-known socialite in both London and Virginia. She also became a namesake for this home that is a cornerstone of Williamsburg's restoration

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC334P2

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

LC334P2.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Ludwell-Paradise House, Entrance,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 19, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/273.