Duke of Gloucester Street

originally 18th century
Restoration Architects: Perry, Shaw, and Hepburn (1927-34)

Walking down the nearly mile long historic Duke of Gloucester Street, one senses one has entered the eighteenth century. Walking toward the east, one can see Bruton Parish Church, the Palace Green, with the Governor's Palace at its north end, and reconstructed stores, taverns, and official buildings--like the Courthouse, the Magazine and Guardhouse, and Post Office.
This main street and main east-west axis of the town begins at the west in front of the Wren Building of the College of William and Mary and terminates in the east with the Capitol Building.
When Virginia's General Assembly created Williamsburg in 1699, it named this main street for his Highness William Duke of Gloucester.

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