Wren Building, College of William and Mary

Also known as: Old College Yard
College of William and Mary campus, Williamsburg, Virginia

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Wren Building, College of William & Mary

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1996

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Description 

The cornerstone for the Wren Building, the first building of the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the country, was laid in 1695, two years after the college was chartered. Four stories in height, it was one of the largest buildings erected in the Colonies up to that time. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 9, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000929
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Area of significance
Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
College
Current function
College
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1695; 1807

Update Log 

  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • May 5, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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