Proposed Addition to the Williamsburg Inn, View from the South East, 1938

Title

Proposed Addition to the Williamsburg Inn, View from the South East, 1938

Subject

Williamsburg Inn (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 02. Building 65.
Architecture, Colonial - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Hotels - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Proposed addition to the Williamsburg Inn, view from the southeast looking northwest, 1938. This proposed addition was never built. "Abby and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. were involved in every aspect of the design, construction, and furnishing of the Williamsburg Inn. They created one of the finest luxury hotels in North America. When the famed philanthropist first built the Inn in 1937, he insisted that 'the most possible has been made of each room as regards comfort, convenience and charm.' In 2001, Colonial Williamsburg continued to fulfill Rockefeller's original vision through the most extensive interior renovation in the Inn's history spanning the landmark's public spaces and guest rooms, reducing the number from 100 to 62. ...The Williamsburg Inn has welcomed hundreds of VIPs, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, President and Mrs. Jiang Zemin of China, and countless American presidents" and world dignitaries.

(Source: Michael Olmert and Suzanne Coffman, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007], 164-165).

Creator

Shaw, Thomas Mott

Date

1938

Date Created

1938

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2008-COPY-1014-1063

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Mixed media on board

Physical Dimensions

66 x 39.5 cm

Files

D2008-COPY-1014-1063.jpg

Citation

Shaw, Thomas Mott , “Proposed Addition to the Williamsburg Inn, View from the South East, 1938,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 19, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/414.