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Williamsburg Local Customs: 60 reviews and 75 photos

by matcrazy1

Colonial houses are put along both sides of main streets in a raw, especially along Duke of Gloucester Street. But, in contrast to many European cities of 18th century, they are never joined. Each house stay as a single unit with own backyard and usually look different than the next one. Houses are always seperated from the neighbouring ones by at least narrow alleyway.

Well, new lands of America offered a lot of space for settlers. Early settlers to America were individualists who wanted to put up different houses than their neighbours. Later on, during my southern trip, I found it a typical feauture of residential and often even business districts of old colonial cities and towns.

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2004
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