Monday, May 1, 2023

Tucker House


"The St. George Tucker House is one of the original colonial homes in Historic Williamsburg. It was built in 1718–19 for William Levingston (who, incidentally, built the first theater in America). The house eventually came into the hands of St. George Tucker who had moved from Bermuda to Williamsburg. Tucker was a lawyer and professor of law at the College of William and Mary and later became a state and federal judge. In 1796, Judge Tucker wrote a controversial pamphlet addressed to the General Assembly of Virginia. In it he laid out a plan to end slavery in Virginia because 'the abolition of slavery was of great importance for the moral character of the citizens of Virginia.' He is also famous for his 1803 edition of Blackstone's Commentaries. which has become an indispensable American law text." -- Wikipedia


  1. That is a very old home and looks to be in good shape.

  2. If only people had listened to him.

  3. Classic Williamsburg charm. Tucker sounds like a smart man.


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