Duke of Gloucester Street, East of North Botetourt Street
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
A few days before granddaughter Isabella’s birthday a month ago, we took her to Colonial Williamsburg (one of her favorite destinations) for lunch and some walking; it was a beautiful day. The tan house in the foreground is Russell house, followed by the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop, James Craig Jeweller & The Golden Ball (gold building), Unicorn’s Horn & John Carter’s Store (2-story brick building), Raleigh Tavern, and Alexander Craig House; of these, the millinery shop and Craig house are among the 88 original buildings remaining when restoration of Virginia’s colonial capital began in the 1920s. Williamsburg Historic District, both a National Historic Landmark (1960) and on the National Register of Historic Places (1966; 66000925), includes most of Colonial Williamsburg. In addition, Bruton Parish Church, George Wythe house, & Peyton Randolph house are separately listed on both; all are among the original 88 buildings existing when restoration of Williamsburg began in the 1920s.
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