Wren Building : College of William & Mary

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Title

Wren Building : 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 hand-colored photograph of the front elevation of the Wren Building on the campus of the College of William & Mary. It is the sixth 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 consists of a view of the East elevation of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. 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 building's features are thought to be based upon an adaptation of a Sir Christopher Wren design.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Co. Lantern Slide Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-006

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

Citation

“Wren Building : College of William & Mary,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 28, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/551.