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Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Sclater Building

 
 
The Sclater Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. The Sclater Building Marker
Inscription. The oldest surviving commercial structure in Old Hampton was built by William S. Sclater following the War Between the States. The lot is part of an original one-half acre on which, by the 1750's, was a large brick house belonging to a Captain Alexander Hamilton, gentleman merchant. During the Revolutionary War it was owned and operated as an ordinary by John Paul. The present building was occupied by retail stores, including Lemuel H. Sclater's Drugstore as early as 1881, H. R. Booker's Hardware Store (1895) and Wyatt Brothers, men's clothiers (1930-1969). It then became the offices of the law firm of E. Sclater Montague, grandson, and David N. Montague, great-grandson of Lemuel H. Sclater.

Given by David N. Montague
in cooperation with
The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia
 
Erected 1985 by The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 1.549′ N, 76° 20.639′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Queens Way and Kings Way, on the right when traveling west on East Queens Way. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Northeast Corner (a few steps from this
E Queens Way & Kings Way image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. E Queens Way & Kings Way
marker); McDowell's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Tree Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hampton Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); Hampton Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Hampton Is Burned (about 400 feet away); The Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Twentieth-Century Hampton (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hampton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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