Christopher Columbus' Chapel (04:01)
Just off the highway in Pennsylvania, sits Columbus' family chapel, filled with religious items and texts from Europe. English historian Lucinda Lambton travels America in search of its European past. A descendant of Columbus' married a Pennsylvania architect and soldier, who built the chapel.
Shirely Plantation (05:21)
The plantation in Virginia was built in 1653, in the English-style its owner Edward Hill was familiar with. The Hill family was one of the first successful cultivators of tobacco in Virginia.
McShorley's Old Ale House (05:53)
The ale house was founded in 1854. John McShorley styled it after Irish pubs at the time and it catered to many Irish immigrants in New York.
Marblehead, MA (05:37)
Marblehead was founded as a fishing village in 1629 and quickly became one of the most prosperous colonial towns. Wealthy residents of English descendant built their homes in the English style.
Early German Settlers (04:55)
Some of the first German immigrants were Lutherans who settled in Maine in 1739. They initially struggled with the thick forest landscape and harsh winter; many fought in the American Revolution. A German church, built in 1772, still stands.
Rugby, Tennessee (06:04)
The city was built in 1880 as an education center for the sons of English gentlemen. The colony included a Victorian-era lending library that housed books from prominent English writers. Poor agriculture practices caused the colony to fail.
Seelbach Hotel (04:39)
German brothers opened the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in 1905. It included a German-style beer hall that stayed in operation as a speakeasy during Prohibition.
Anheuser-Busch Brewery (05:20)
Anheuser-Busch Brewery company has been making beer in St. Louis since 1891. The brewery was built in a German architectural style, and includes detailed ornaments and ironwork.
In Columbus, Indiana, a Greek soda fountain that opened in 1900 is still in operation. It is also an ice cream parlor and confectionery.
Gracanica Monastery (04:15)
In Three Lakes, Illinois. Serbian Americans built a replica of the Orthodox church that dates back to 1321. The building was finished in 1999.
Credits: Old New World: Episode 2 (00:13)
Credits: Old New World: Episode 2
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