Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 08. Building 11.
This image of the reconstructed Capitol shows its south and west facades. Rounded apsidal ends derive from Roman basilicas which contained such features in which public magistrates officiated. Completed during the reign of Queen Anne, the original cupola displayed the ruler's coat of arms. Gnarled trunks of paper mulberry trees appear along Blair Street - a reference to the early colonists' unsuccessful efforts to establish silk production in Virginia.
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Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board.
Lincoln, F.S., “Capitol Building,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/91.