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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.
 
Erected 1985 by David N. Montague in cooperation with The Woman's Club of Hampton, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 37° 1.549′ N, 76° 20.639′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia
E Queens Way & Kings Way image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. E Queens Way & Kings Way
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. Marker is at the intersection of East Queens Way and Kings Way, on the right when traveling west on East Queens Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Northeast Corner (a few steps from this marker); King and Queen Streets (a few steps from this marker); The Southeast Corner (a few steps from this marker); The Southwest Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); McDowell's Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); F.W. Woolworth Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Masonic Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Magnolia Tree Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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