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January 16, 2011

Peyton Randolph House, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia


This is the Peyton Randolph House in Colonial Williamsburg taken in the late summer.  Randolph was Speaker of Virginia's House of Burgesses at the time of the Revolution and was elected the presiding officer of the First Continental Congress at Philadelphia in 1774.  Many notable leaders such as Washington, Lafayette, and Rochambeau were guests at this home built in 1715. Randolph's father, John, was the only Virginia born colonist to be knighted.

5 comments:

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful old house with so much history and so well preserved,
Costas,

Betty said...

Wonderful home. I don't think I visited this house. But hopefully I will be back and visit again all the places I missed. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner.
xo
Betty

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A familiar architecture as I lived in Lafayette, Louisiana for 4 years.

Wong

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photo illustrates how the revolution was led by people who were very wealthy. They could have considered themselves a comfortable, aristocratic class. They risked their wealth in pursuit of self-government.

Rocket Man said...

I remember seeing his building but never knew what it was or the story behind it. Guess this is one more reason to make another trip to Williamsburg the next time we're home for a visit.

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