The deep red Peyton Randolph House is one of the oldest, most historic, and without doubt most beautiful of Colonial Williamsburg's original 18th-century homes. The west wing of the impressive house has stood at the corner of Nicholson and North England Streets since about 1715. Among the historic figures that took shelter in the house were General Rochambeau and the Marquis de Lafayette.
Bryan House - The earliest available record, the Frenchman's Map of 1782 points to a rectangular house facing the Duke of Gloucester Street on the north east corner of the lot & a smaller house directly behind it & at some distance from it. It can then be asserted with much assurance that a dwelling house & one out house were located in this lot in the early 1780's. The first known owner of the lot & buildings was William Bryan, husband of Frances & father of Julian Bryan.
Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop - Dr. William Pasteur established his first Williamsburg shop in 1759. He had apprenticed under Dr. George Gilmer, Senior, of the town, then studied in London for about a year at St. Thomas's Hospital. Dr. John Minson Galt had attended the College of William & Mary before serving an apprenticeship in medicine. The apprenticeship was followed by a year at St. Thomas hospital in London. He returned to Williamsburg & opened his apothecary in 1768.
Clay for brick was plentiful in Virginia and it is used in the construction of many historic houses here. Carter's Grove is a 400-acre estate on the James River built in 1750 in the American Georgian style, adapted for hot, humid summers.