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

Sir Christopher Wren Building

Erected 1695-1699

 
 
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By Nate Davidson, March 2, 2014
1. Sir Christopher Wren Building Marker
Inscription. This first building at the College of William and Mary is the oldest college building in the United States. According to an 18th-century author, it was "first modeled by Sir Christopher Wren, adapted to the Nature of the Country by the Gentlemen there." Having survived two wars and three fires, the Wren Building continues to be used by the faculty and students of the College.

Restored, 1931, through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Once inside, follow the signs to the Wren Building Information Center. There is a wheelchair accessible elevator on the opposite side of the building.
 
Erected by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 16.25′ N, 76° 42.517′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boundary Street and West Duke of Gloucester Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt (a few steps from this marker); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); Priorities of the College of William and Mary
Sir Christopher Wren Building image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 2, 2014
2. Sir Christopher Wren Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Christopher Wren Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (within shouting distance of this marker); The College of William and Mary in Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); College Camp (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
Sir Christopher Wren Building image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, March 2, 2014
3. Sir Christopher Wren Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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