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Colonial Williamsburg — Duke of Gloucester Street

The main street in Colonial Williamsburg, Duke of Gloucester Street, is lined with taverns, stores and homes. Similar to today’s legislative cities, numerous taverns such as the Brick House and Shields taverns, surround the Capitol building. Apparently legislative work functions best when well lubricated.

Brick House Tavern Shields Tavern

Brick House Tavern Shields Tavern

Sunrise on the Bruton Parish Church

Sunrise on the Bruton Parish Church

The Bruton Parish church is located closer to the Governor’s Palace than it is to the Capitol Building, a distance from the gaiety of the taverns.

Sunrise on the Bruton Parish Church

Sunrise on the Bruton Parish Church

Cobbler's Store

Cobbler’s Store

Cobbler explains making and selling shoes and boots in Colonial Williamsburg

Cobbler explains making and selling shoes and boots in Colonial Williamsburg

Horse-drawn Carriages are common sights

Horse-drawn Carriages are common sights

As small as Colonial Williamsburg is, it appears the residents used short-cuts rather than streets to get between buildings. It is very common to see stone-line paths crisscrossing between homes and businesses.

Paths connect buildings between streets

Paths connect buildings between streets

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