Nelson House

Dublin Core

Title

Nelson House

Subject

Architecture, Domestic - Virginia - Yorktown
Architectural elements - Virginia - Yorktown
Historic buildings - Virginia - Yorktown

Description

View looking down Main Street towards the remains of a chimney and the side elevation of the Nelson House, Yorktown, Virginia. The interior chimney of an unusually substantial work building still stood beside the Nelson House when photographed by Rufus Barrows. Described as "Wooden Kitchen and Wash-house, one story, 40 feet [by] 20 feet" in a 1796 Mutual Assurance Society of Virginia policy, the chimney has long since disappeared.

Notation on reverse:
"West view of the Nelson house showing chimney in the old kitchen which formerly stood in the side yard. Note absence architectural brickworks about side down main house."

Creator

Barrows, Rufus N.

Date

1914

Is Part Of

John A. Barrows Photograph Collection, MS1996.22, Box 2

Format

jpeg

Extent

1 photograph

Type

image

Identifier

Bar-396. See also 1990-1015 CN.

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

2.5 x 4 inches

Citation

Barrows, Rufus N., “Nelson House,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 18, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/5295.