Tavern keeper and postmaster John McGary built this ambitious two-story stone tavern at the town's crossroads in 1809, according to the datestone on the facade. It marks the spread of the Federal style into the hinterlands with its paneled door with fanlight and sidelight, and paneled shutters. A two-and-one-half-story clapboarded addition is attached to the rear of the building. The post office was housed in the tavern until it closed in 1840. The building was converted to a private house and then in 1984 it became an art gallery.
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