Williamsburg Post Office

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Title

Williamsburg Post Office

Subject

Block 23. Building 32.
Post offices - Virginia - Williamsburg
Merchants Square (Williamsburg, Va.)
Cental business districts - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Hand-colored lantern slide featuring a photo of the Williamsburg Post Office on Merchants Square taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the thirteenth 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.

This image of the Williamsburg Post Office, in what is known as the Arcade Building, shows the evolution of uses on Merchant's Square. Among the earliest in the shopping mall genre, the area has had a variety of tenants. Initially the town's post office, this building now also houses a portion of today's Trellis Restaurant.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slide Collection

Date

1935

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-013

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Williamsburg Post Office,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 4, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/559.