P. Marlin June 2014
The old church tower built around the 17th century in Jamestown, Virginia, sits at the site of the first
permanent English settlement in America. The tower is known to have existed
at the turn of the 18th century because documents from the time period mention a 'tower and bell' when describing the it in 1702.
The tower would have continued use until about 1750 when a new church was built a few miles away then
abadoned all together when the capitol of Virginia moved to Williamsburg. The old tower has survived fires, the American Civil War
and decades of abandonment to the elements.
The vintage photo was taken in the late 1880's and the present photo is of me with the tower in 2013.