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Old St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1931-1944

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Summary:Old St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1931-1944. Caption reads: "Old St. John's Church - This venerable and historic edifice stands upon the site of an old Indian Settlement. The original structure (complete in 1741 when the Old Dominion owed allegiance to George III, and the Protestant Church of Virginia was in the jurisdiction of the Bishop of London), has undergone several alterations and enlargements, but much of it still remains, forming the East and the West transepts of the present building. Here was held the Virginia Convention, during a session of which Patrick Henry delivered his famous speech ("Give me liberty or give me death"). The surrounding burial ground contains many curious tombs and unique epitaphs." Postcard number: 11497.
Provider:Richmond News Company
Colourpicture Publishers (Firm)
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Churches
St. John's Church (Richmond, Va.)
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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