Botetourt Statue : College of William & Mary

Title

Botetourt Statue : College of William & Mary

Subject

Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 16. Building 03.
College of William & Mary - Buildings
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photograph of the Botetourt Statue standing in front of the Wren Building on the College of William & Mary campus. It is the fifth in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to illustrate the story of Goodwin's dream to restore a portion of Williamsburg, Virginia to its 18th-century appearance as a shrine to early American ideals.

The slide features a view of East elevation of the Wren Building. One of the oldest academic structures in the United States, the Wren Building retains a large portion of its original outside walls, despite being damaged by several fires in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The statue of Lord Botetourt stands in the foreground. It serves as a focal point on the path leading towards the building whose features are thought to be based upon an adaptation of a Sir Christopher Wren design. Due to preservation concerns, the statue has since been moved to an indoor location.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

ca. 1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Co. Lantern Slide Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-005

Rights Holder

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

Files

PSC-005.jpg

Citation

“Botetourt Statue : College of William & Mary,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 17, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/550.