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Waterman Tavern

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1747 or earlier. 468 Maple Valley Rd. (pole 36)

Historically important because the field opposite was a campsite for French forces commanded by General Rochambeau on the way to and from the battle of Yorktown, this tavern is architecturally interesting as an earlier, country-cousin version of the five-bay formula just seen in a later, more sophisticated version. The elements of the facade are more loosely arranged here, with a simple, transomed door slightly askew both of the midpoint of the elevation and of the center chimney.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Waterman Tavern", [Coventry, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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