Margaret Hunter Shop (Pender's Grocery)

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Title

Margaret Hunter Shop (Pender's Grocery)

Subject

Block 17. Building 09.
Margaret Hunter Shop (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Exterior of the Margaret Hunter Shop, once known as Pender's Grocery, as viewed from Duke of Gloucester Street, 1935.  When Colonial Williamsburg first opened as a museum in the 1930s, Duke of Gloucester Street consisted of a combination of exhibition buildings and commercial establishments, and several grocers operated small food markets in restored or reconstructed structures.  Pender's Grocery offered a place for town residents and tourists to pick up refreshments.

This building, "...an original structure, occupies a favorable spot on the busy 'downtown' end of the main street. Typical of commercial buildings, it has a gable-end facade, and its interior is divided between a large unheated storefront and a smaller counting office with a fireplace in the rear.  Like many buildings, this one served as both workplace and home for its occupants."  The first occupant (and later owner) of the building was Margaret Hunter, a milliner, who both "...imported and...made diverse and stylish accessories for men, women and children."

(Source: Michael Olmert and Suzanne Coffman, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007], 57).

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC364P5

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., “Margaret Hunter Shop (Pender's Grocery),” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 22, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/313.