Great Hall, Wren Building

Title

Great Hall, Wren Building

Subject

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

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photo of the interior of the Great Hall of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the eighth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to illustrate the story of Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin's dream to restore a portion of Williamsburg, Virginia to its 18th-century appearance as a shrine to early American ideals.

The slide offers a view looking towards the fireplace in the Great Hall. During the colonial era, the room served as a dining area for professors and students to gather for common meals. Members of the House of Burgesses also occasionally met in this room when the Capitol underwent renovations.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slide Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-008

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

Files

PSC-008.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Great Hall, Wren Building,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/554.