GREEN BOX #6 :: 12/6/2019

We’re here at week #6 and this week we’re featuring designer Charles Krypell. Charles Krypell is based out of New York and is internationally known for his sophisticated design work and incredibly detailed fine jewelry. He and his family visit to Windsor every year to see us and bring wonderful collections for everyone to see.  It’s one thing to have quality jewelry, but our friendships with Krypells take their creations to the next level.  You can see a few pieces of his collection right here. The box finder will receive an 18k gold, sterling and diamond pendant on a sterling necklace with a pair of Ivy sterling earrings.  The combination of these two items retail for $2800.

If you come into Windsor and try on a piece of Charles Krypell, you’ll get to see a clue a day in advance.

***Update this BOX has been found***

#1 Clue, Friday Dec. 6th :: One of three, you’ve never seen.
Of the three locations of the Richmond Academy, this box was near the location of the first, on the edge of Bay Street between 3rd and 4th street, before the incline of the levee.

#2 Clue, Saturday Dec. 7th :: Greeted by Mr. Prescott, whose hygiene was more than notable.
In regards to George Washington’s Southern Tour, a total of eight men and eleven horses made the bulk of the travel. Washington’s personal state-of-the-art white carriage and a baggage wagon were the wheeled vehicles. The carriage was drawn by four brown horses and the baggage wagon was pulled by two horses. Five extra saddle horses were brought along, including the president’s personal, tall white charger, Prescott. When it was time to be seen and ride into a town, George Washington would move from his carriage on to Prescott. This was no ordinary charger. Per Washington’s instructions, on a nightly basis, Prescott’s fur was brushed with a pasty substance matching the color of his fur and cleaned the horse’s teeth and rinsed out his mouth.  Each night, Prescott was given a comfortable blanket to go along with new straw used as bedding and every morning Prescott’s hooves were also polished. This created an impressive stature that matched the legend that Washington had become.

#3 Clue, Sunday Dec. 8th :: An effort between two generals.
The two generals were Revolutionary War generals. The names of Elbert Street (now 4th Street) was named for General Samuel Elbert, and Lincoln Street (now 3rd Street) was for General Benjamin Lincoln. The first Richmond Academy was initiated and located on Bay Street (which is now at the levy) and between Elbert Street and Lincoln Street.

#4 Clue, Monday Dec. 9th :: Beauty was traded for trust, but we left long ago.
The levy was built on top of Bay Street which once had a beautiful view of the river, was traded for a trust of the levy stopping another flood. Amazing homes along Bay Street were destroyed and the landscape changed as the levy was built. The Academy had left the first location and moved to the Telfair location in 1802, yet the levee was built starting in 1913. The box was located near the base of the levee on what remains of Bay Street.

#5 Clue, Tuesday Dec. 10th :: Where south’s oldest began.
The Richmond Academy is the oldest existing public high school in the Southern United States.

#6 Clue, Wednesday Dec. 11th (the clue in advance) :: On the tall grass line of that which remains of a buried street.
This clue was a direction location clue, only a small piece of Bay Street remains on the river, the rest upstream is what the Augusta levee was built upon.  I can imagine that it was a really pretty view.  The box was near the tall grass line along the remnants of Bay Street.