Coke-Garrett House, View Looking Northwest

Title

Coke-Garrett House, View Looking Northwest

Subject

Coke-Garrett House (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 27. Building 01.
Architecture, Domestic - Virginia - Williamsburg
Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Exterior of the Coke-Garrett House, view looking northwest, 1933. Once the eighteenth-century residence of silversmith John Coke, the structure later became the home of the Garrett family. The Garretts added the central Greek Revival-style portion to the house, as well as the brick office (pictured to the far right) in the early nineteenth century. Dr. Robert M. Garrett performed surgical procedures on wounded soldiers inside this office after the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862.

The garden features a combination of boxwood hedges, formal parterres, and shrubs. Paths laid out in geometric formations offer various vistas of the house, outbuildings, and garden ornaments. Several brick paths lead past geometric parterres towards a circular parterre in the garden's center. Each parterre is outlined with rows of small boxwood plants and filled in with flowers and shrubs. A few graceful crape myrtles provide additional shade and beauty to the garden.

Creator

Shaw, Thomas Mott

Date

1933

Date Created

1933

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2008-COPY-1014-1015

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Graphite on paper

Physical Dimensions

31 x 45.5 cm

Files

D2008-COPY-1014-1015.jpg

Citation

Shaw, Thomas Mott, “Coke-Garrett House, View Looking Northwest,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/390.