Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Virginia: James City County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Who Planned the City of Williamsburg?
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: December 28, 2001 at 17:27:02
In Reply to: Who Planned the City of Williamsburg? by Frances Daniell Hough of 288

Book: Official Guide to Colonial Wmsbrg. published by the Colonial Wmsbrg Foundation

"The desire to design a completely new city complemented one of the motives for moving the capital from Jamestown. In all probabbility, Governor Nicholson took the initiative for the new design. He had successfully planned Annapolis when he was governor of Maryland, and he was well versed in the latest principles of urban planning. The town plan of Williamsburg reflected those principles. Several important physical landmarks were central to Nicholson's plan and are still extant."

Ria ><>


Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network