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The Quarter

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c. 1800. 1937, restoration. Francis St. west of Colonial St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • The Quarter (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

The most modest surviving early house in Williamsburg, the Quarter began with a single room on the opposite (east) side of the chimney. The present front room was constructed early in the nineteenth century, its frame exposed and whitewashed inside. The Quarter's character is sufficiently rough hewn to have made it the actor John Wayne's favorite residence whenever he stayed in Williamsburg.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "The Quarter", [Williamsburg, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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