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College of William & Mary (Wren Building)

AE Curator Jul 16
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The oldest academic building still in use in the United States, the Sir Christopher Wren Building, is the signature structure of the College of William and Mary, the second oldest university in the country. Constructed between 1695 and 1699, the Wren Building has been gutted by fire and rebuilt three times. Late in the 1920s, it was the first structure in Williamsburg fully restored by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in his grand plan to recreate the venerable colonial capital. It continues to be used as an academic building and also includes a dedicated exhibition space for visitors.

Location: Williamsburg
Image: Public Domain

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