Here are three 18th century outbuildings at the Grissell-Hay house. From left to right they are a privy, a smokehouse, and a dairy. Judging by their appearance in this 1920's photo, work began just in time. Restoration was done using almost all original materials.
Built in 1715, the powder magazine stored arms and ammunition during Colonial times. It was later used for the same purpose by the Confederates during the Civil War. It was also a dancing school, then a livery. The outer wall was demolished in 1856, just before restoration began, to make room for a Greek Revival church, seen in this 1934 photo.
The Governor's Palace was built in 1706 and burned in 1860. It was rebuilt on the original foundation in 1930 following demolition of a school shown in this photo.
The Payton Randolph house was built in 1716 and was subsequently altered several times. Randolph was Speaker of the House of Burgesses and President of the First Continental Congress. When Randolph died, Thomas Jefferson bought his extensive book collection, which, in turn, was purchased by the government and became the beginning of the Library of Congress. The first photo is dated 1870.
The Prentis store was built in 1739 and is the oldest surviving commercial building in Colonial Williamsburg. It was once used as an auto service station as seen in this 1927 photo.
Here is a view of the Duke of Gloucester Street from the west end taken in the 1890s.
The Wren Building at the College of William and Mary was built in 1697. It is the oldest academic structure in continuous use in America. It had many alterations following severe fires in 1705 and 1859 as well as damage in the Civil War. Here is the earliest known photo of the Wren Building--an 1856 daguerreotype.
The La Fonda is located in Santa Fe, NM, and sits on the site of the town's first inn established in 1607, making it the oldest hotel site in the country's oldest state capitol. The current structure was built in 1922 following a 1919 WWI bond drive. For the price of a $100 bond, the buyer could drive a tank into the former inn as part of the demolition. From 1926 to 1968 the hotel was operated as one of the famous Harvey House hotel and restaurants. The first photo is from the 1930s.
The Beverly Hills Hotel was built in 1912 before there even was a town of Beverly Hills. Shortly after completion it began to attract many Hollywood stars, i.e., Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino, and Will Rogers. Harold Lloyd made part of a movie there in 1921, and an untold number of stars followed thereafter. Elizabeth Taylor spent six of her eight honeymoons there. The hotel closed from 1992 to 1995 for a $100,000,000 renovation. The first photo is dated 1912, the second 1921 (note position of the towers), the fourth 1925. The seventh shows Will Rogers in 1930 and then the pool in 1948.