Old Court House, Williamsburgh, Va.

Title

Old Court House, Williamsburgh, Va.

Subject

Courthouse (Williamsburg, Va.)
Albumen prints
Centennial Photographic Company
Block 19. Building 03.

Description

A prominent colonial building still standing in Williamsburg in 1875, the Courthouse had played a more recent role in the Civil War as a hospital and morgue after the Battle of Williamsburg. Portions of the interior received significant damage during this period. The building was repaired and resumed its function as a city courthouse after the war. The photo captures the structure's central location on Market Square, where residents gathered on its steps to mingle and converse.

This view of the south and east facades of the Courthouse shows the building with its unique cantilevered entrance porch. This original building was constructed shortly before the Revolution, and it is surmised that stone columns intended to support the portico never arrived from England. A unique 18th-century feature is the original weathervane on the cupola.

Creator

Centennial Photographic Company

Date

ca. 1875

Rights

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Is Part Of

Albumen Print Collection, MS2005.16

Format

jpeg

Type

image

Identifier

D2010-BTL-0322-1140

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Albumen print on board

Physical Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Files

D2010-BTL-0322-1140.jpg

Citation

Centennial Photographic Company, “Old Court House, Williamsburgh, Va.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 17, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/515.