- Hardcover: 198 pages
- Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; 1st edition (August 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879350776
- ISBN-13: 978-0879350772
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Williamsburg Before and After: The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital Hardcover – August 1, 1988
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But, when the capital was moved to Richmond, Williamsburg began a slow decline and slide into decay. The lovely old homes were becoming more and more run down and the town itself seemed to be soon forgotten. Then a clergyman, Dr. William Goodwin, who appreciated our heritage, began his struggle to find a mentor for Williamsburg. He found what he was seeking in the person of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Together they began the slow and painstaking restoration of Williamsburg, one building at a time. What they saved through their efforts is beyond estimation for they saved our very core as a nation.
The book is full of beautiful pictures and wonderful details that should never be forgotten. This is a book that should have a place in the library of every person who appreciates our wonderful heritage.
This book is for all Americans who believe there is value in such undertakings as context and as a guide to our future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great purchase! Full of historical data and photos. Also great color photos of restored Williamsburg. Beautiful book!Published 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
We saw this book while visiting Colonial Williamsburg and decided to get it. Fascinating look back in time for the historic area.Published 5 months ago by Martin F. Juergensen Jr.
How can you not love the before and after of Williamsburg!! It is a stunning book.Published 10 months ago by Donna Wolfe