The William Brown House is one of the original colonial era buildings standing at Historic London Town and Gardens. The house has a somewhat odd history and put its builder into such debt that he could not pay it off.
Very nice shot. Bob.
first thought i had when looking at this as "Shirley Plantation" ?
Looks pretty similiar to that.
Yes, somewhat similar in ways. This building was never a plantation home but the settlement of the Bay and its major rivers was quite similar. In colonial days the rivers and Bay were the transportation arteries for tobacco that was the major cash crop. There is a pretty funny book, The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), by John Barth who took the title and some of the settings from Ebenezer Cook's 1708 book The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland describing the tobacco culture, Maryland plantations and society. It was much the same in Virginia, though Virginia's population then was a different segment of England's society.
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Photo taken in Edgewater, MD, USA
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