Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern

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Title

Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern

Subject

Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Taverns (Inns)-Virgnia-Williamsburg
Block 17. Building 06A.

Description

The Apollo Room at the Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Dinners and dances rivaled in elegance those at the Palace. Burgesses reconvened at the tavern when they were dissolved by royal governors prior to the Revolution. Burned to the ground in 1859, it was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research advancements over the years, the interiors of the Raleigh Tavern have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC326P10

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board.

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 16, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/99.