Wren Chapel

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Title

Wren Chapel

Subject

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

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photo of the interior of the Wren Chapel taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the ninth 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 photographer positioned himself at the front of the sanctuary to shoot a unique perspective looking over the altar towards the nave.

Begun in 1695, the construction of the Wren Building marked the birth of an academic center in colonial Virginia. A series of fires in 1705, 1859, and 1862 damaged parts of the structure but never completely destroyed exterior walls.

When the wing housing the Chapel opened in 1732, it quickly became an important part of each student's daily routine. Morning and evening prayer services offered a contemplative beginning and end to each day of classes.

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-009

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

Lincoln, F.S., “Wren Chapel,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 11, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/555.