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Wren Chapel Building

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1693/02/08 William Randolph I Founder, First Trustee College of William and Mary granted a royal charter to establish a certain Place of Universal Study, a perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages and other good arts and sciences...to be supported and maintained, in all time coming. Creation of Higher Education in the United States
1695/00/00 College of William and Mary Owner Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William and Mary is constructed between 1695 and 1700
1695/00/00 Christopher Wren Architect Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William and Mary is constructed between 1695 and 1700
1700/00/00 Thomas Lee Education Thomas Lee attends the College of William and Mary
1702/00/00 Lewis Burwell II Work Hon Lewis Burwell works as a governor of the College of William and Mary.
1711/00/00 Alexander Spotswood Lt Gov Spotswood meets with the Cheroenhaka offering Tribute forgiveness, if the Cheroenhaka would send their sons to Brafferton school for Indians at The College W and M. At first, classes were held in temporary quarters and later in the Wren Building.
1745/07/00 Benjamin Harrison V Education Benjamin Harrison leaves the College of William and Mary After the death of his father
1749/07/00 George Washington Education George Washington receives his surveyor's license through The College of William and Mary.
1755/00/00 James Mercer Graduate James Mercer graduates from the College of William and Mary
1758/00/00 Peyton Randolph of Williamsburg Work Peyton Randolph restructures William and Mary College.
1760/03/25 Thomas Jefferson Education Thomas Jefferson enrolls at the College of William and Mary. Jefferson will lodge and board in the Wren Building Until April 1762.
1760/04/00 Patrick Henry Education In the spring, Patrick Henry travels to Williamsburg to obtain a license as a lawyer, and calls on Thomas Jefferson at College. Henry tells Jefferson he has been reading law only six weeks. Patrick Henry Receives His Law License
1772/07/00 Nathaniel Burwell Education As a student at the College of William and Mary, Nathaniel Burwell receives the college's Botetourt Medal for scholarship.
1774/00/00 James Monroe Education James Monroe enrolls at William and Mary, graduating in 1776
1780/00/00 George Wythe Professor Marshall takes law classes at William and Mary taught by George Wythe
1780/00/00 John Marshall (Chief Justice) Education Marshall takes law classes at William and Mary taught by George Wythe
1781/11/00 After the battle of Yorktown, the main college building at William and Mary becomes a hospital for wounded French soldiers and officers. Siege of Yorktown
1789/00/00 St George Tucker Work John Stark Ravenscroft attends schools in Scotland and England until 1789, when he returns to Virginia on family business and enrolls at William and Mary to complete a law degree under the tutelage of George Wythe and St George Tucker.
1789/00/00 Bishop John Stark Ravenscroft Education John Stark Ravenscroft attends schools in Scotland and England until 1789, when he returns to Virginia on family business and enrolls at William and Mary to complete a law degree under the tutelage of George Wythe and St George Tucker.
1789/00/00 George Wythe Instructor John Stark Ravenscroft attends schools in Scotland and England until 1789, when he returns to Virginia on family business and enrolls at William and Mary to complete a law degree under the tutelage of George Wythe and St George Tucker.
1790/00/00 Nathaniel Burwell Owner By 1790, Nathaniel Burwell owns about 8,000 acres in the lower Shenandoah Valley.
1795/00/00 James Patton Preston Education James Preston attends the College of William and Mary from 1790 to 1795.
1802/00/00 Henry St George Tucker Work John Preston studys law under Henry St George Tucker at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1801-1802.
1802/00/00 John Preston Education John Preston studys law under Henry St George Tucker at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1801-1802.
1808/06/00 John S Barbour Sr Education John Barbour graduates from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
1824/10/19 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette visits Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1840/00/00 Edmund Berkeley Education Edmund Berkeley attends William and Mary.
1857/00/00 Peachy Gilmer Breckinridge Education Peachy Breckinridge attends the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law 1857-58.

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Particulars for Wren Building, College of William and Mary:
Sight Category Building
Higher Learning College
Cultural Affiliation Colonial American
Area of Significance Education
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Renaissance Revival
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000929
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Wren,Sir Christopher
Architectural Style: Renaissance
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1800-1824, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1695, 1807
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: College

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