National Geographic : 1937 Apr
© National Geographic Society A CAPRICIOUS LADY LIVED IN LUDWELL-PARADISE HOUSE Lucy Ludwell Paradise, madcap widow from London, used to have her callers ride through the halls of this home in a coach. The building, soundly constructed before 1717 by Philip Ludwell 2d, a founder of Williamsburg, has been little altered, and was restored without difficulty. Iinlay P'hotographs byLuis Marden SUCH A COLONIAL DAME MIGHT HAVE BEEN TRIED INCOURT She should not have been coming outofthesouth archway ofthe Capitol when the Burgesseswere intheAssembly (Plate IV). The iron railing surrounds the restored base onwhich stood thestatue ofNorborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, best beloved oftheRoyal Governors.