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photoblog image A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 10/10

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 10/10

 

Plenty of places to eat in Colonial Williamsburg - this is the Brick House Tavern - not a tavern originally, it was built some time in the 1720s for one Dr. Carter. In 1770 it was advertised as being a lodging house with 12 or 14 rooms. It was operated as the Brick House Tavern from 1771 to 1773.  Subsequently ownership was divided and the house was used for a variety of purposes.  In 1842 most of the street was destroyed by fire. I assume that it was restored as a tavern when Colonial Williamsburg was recreated in the 1920s.

 

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - 10/10

 

Plenty of places to eat in Colonial Williamsburg - this is the Brick House Tavern - not a tavern originally, it was built some time in the 1720s for one Dr. Carter. In 1770 it was advertised as being a lodging house with 12 or 14 rooms. It was operated as the Brick House Tavern from 1771 to 1773.  Subsequently ownership was divided and the house was used for a variety of purposes.  In 1842 most of the street was destroyed by fire. I assume that it was restored as a tavern when Colonial Williamsburg was recreated in the 1920s.

 

comments (14)

You'd never know the history behind this...
Tom Wilson: Indeed smile
Definitely shot in the 70's by looking at the people!
Tom Wilson: You have a sharper eye for fashion than I do, Richard smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2016, 05:54
I wouldn't fancy being thrown out of this tavern, Tom...it is quite a long way down to the pavement!
Tom Wilson: So this is one place where you'd have to behave yourself smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2016, 06:11
This certainly has seen some history, Tom
Tom Wilson: It has indeed.
The people in this photo sure add to the old-timey feel, Tom. smile
Tom Wilson: I'll take your word for that, Ginnie - my fashion sense doesn't extend that far!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2016, 07:24
Ahh - so it isn't original! Well they've made a good effort at recreating it all Tom
Tom Wilson: Well - this one may be original - I couldn't find anything that said that this particular building was one of those destroyed by fire.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2016, 08:04
Strange thing is that I don't see this as colonial. Houses of this style was built in my country, until around 30 years ago.
Tom Wilson: Some styles never go out of fashion, Louis smile
Handsome recreation of the house
Tom Wilson: It may actually be the original - the source only said that much of the street was destroyed, and didn't mention that this one had gone up in flames.
The people in this look as if they are expecting something/one Tom.
Tom Wilson: Probably waiting for yesterday's carriage smile
The buildings are similar to ones here.
Tom Wilson: I guess it was a fairly simple design for the colonists to build.
i like those windows upstairs all facing outside to the street. fine shot, Tom
Tom Wilson: We call them "dormer windows": "the name comes from the French word dormir, meaning ‘to sleep’ – have become a classic window style because they are just so useful: a dormer is a perfect way to achieve headroom where it might otherwise be difficult". Thanks, Ayush
Fine looking building, I like the line of dormers in the roof.
Tom Wilson: Very attractive, isn't it?
it's very nice architecture of colonial row housing Tom...
the bare trees lets us see more of the building...
thank you for sharing its history with us....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2016, 21:32
Good to hear that it has been restored to a tavern but retaining features like the dormer windows.

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