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April 9, 2010

The Sir Christopher Wren Building at The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia


The Sir Christopher Wren Building is the original school building of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  William and Mary was chartered in 1693 by King William III and Queen Mary II of England, for whom it is named, and is the second oldest college in America. The Wren Building continues to be used for classes and is the oldest college building in continuous use in the U.S. Building began in 1695 and was completed in 1700.  This side of the building faces the 1200 acre campus.  Colonial Williamsburg lies on the opposite side.

11 comments:

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful old building . With Charactwr..
Great photograph.
Costas

Matty said...

I can just visualize people walking there over 300 years ago.

Lois said...

It is a magnificent building! It looks like it has been well taken care of too. I would love to wander around inside.

Glennis said...

A lovely old building, 2nd oldest school, now there must be some great historic tales to tell.

Jacob said...

One won't find very many buildings that old in the U.S. Especially ones that look like this! I couldn't attend school there, though, 'cause I'd just sit around and drink in all the beauty!

Spiderdama said...

Great old building! So different from my world.

Leif Hagen said...

This photo really makes me feel like I touring around Williamsburg! Such a great, historic building! THANKS to you, I figured out how to add music onto my blog!

98052 Public Storage said...

Love these beautiful scenes, reminding us of older times.

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Pattaya, Thailand said...

The developing has been gutted by fireplace three times (1705, 1859, and 1862). The first fireplace was random and started in a underground room in the South Side of the developing in 1705. Renovation after this fireplace, told by Governor Alexander Spotswood, was accomplished by 1716 with partially resources from King Anne.

Massimo said...

looks really nice !

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