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Oct 17
2011

Brick by Brick

Williamsburg's proudest buildings start with humble clay. Brickmaker Jason Whitehead tells the story.

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Jun 27
2011

Arsenal of War

A new armoury complex takes shape on the footings of Anderson's Forge. Archaeologist Meredith Poole talks about the site's rebuilt narrative.

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May 2
2011

Immortal Bricks and Mortar

Buildings bear silent witness to the history that happens inside them. Conservator Matt Webster makes sure structures live to tell their tales.

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Apr 11
2011

Model Prison Architecture

Williamsburg's jail, or gaol, set the standard for colonial prison architecture. Visit the building this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of its reconstruction. Architectural historian Carl Lounsbury describes the structure.

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Nov 8
2010

Williamsburg's Indian School

The Indian School at the College of William and Mary was conceived for the religious conversion of Indians. Professor Jim Axtell shares the storied building's history.

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Nov 1
2010

Hidden Williamsburg

The backyards of Williamsburg's finest homes tell the story of a separate society. Author Mike Olmert reads the architecture of outbuildings.

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Jul 27
2009

Purpose-Built: Backyard Architecture

Backyard structures bespeak a separate history. Author Mike Olmert shares his study of outbuildings.

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Apr 13
2009

Reconstructing the Capitol

Bricks and mortar bear witness to a contest of aesthetics and evidence. Senior Architectural Historian Carl Lounsbury tells the story of the Capitol's reconstruction.

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Sep 1
2008

Restoration and Reconstruction

Putting an 18th-century face on a 21st-century building is a feat of research and resourcefulness, explains Colonial Williamsburg architect Scott Spence.

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Aug 18
2008

Charlton's Coffeehouse

A long-absent address returns to Duke of Gloucester Street. Architectural Historian Ed Chappell explains the Charlton Coffeehouse reconstruction.

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Aug 4
2008

The Bodleian Plate

Sheer chance delivered a guiding light of Williamsburg's restoration. Hear the story of the Bodleian plate with Architectural Historian Carl Lounsbury.

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Apr 21
2008

The Frenchman's Map

New questions are raised as old ones are answered in the study of the Frenchman's Map. Architectural researcher Ed Chappell talks about the document.

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Nov 14
2005

Architectural Research

Ed Chappell discusses the value of preserving and restoring buildings in understanding how people lived their lives in the past.

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