This is the former B. Williams & Co. store down at Williams Wharf. Last week I referenced this while talking about a reflection in a windowpane through which you could barely make it out. I said I'd post better/clearer pictures later on.
Ta da! Here they are.
This charming structure lies at the very end of Williams Wharf Road.
According to the Mathews Land Conservancy, my new favorite website to visit (click here), the store has been "a local landmark since its construction in 1869. It served as a general merchandise store, ships chandlery, specialty ladies hat shop and post office during the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth.
Owned by the Williams-Murray family since the late eighteenth century, this site served as a major focal point of much of the activity that took place at this busy port and crossroads for nearly 200 years."
I pass by this house several times during my walks/jogs up and down Williams Wharf Road. Until recently, I had no idea how much history lies in this one particular spot.
Later this week I hope to share some more photos from my excursion with my friend Johnny Pugh. Coming soon will be photos from Sandbank Wharf and Hubert's/I.P. Hudgins' store down New Point. Tonight, however, after a full day at work, I'll be attending Chesapeake Bay son's away soccer game. So exactly when I'll get around to posting all these pictures is
Anyone else out there have to commute 50 miles one way to their job, work a full day, travel to an away soccer game, participate as an eager and enthusiastic spectator at said away soccer game, drive 50+ miles home, figure out how Daughter is getting home from lacrosse practice, feed everyone, get a few hours of sleep and then get up and do something similar the next day?
Or am the only