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Fox's Tavern

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c. 1750. East side of King Street between Water and Caroline streets)

The tavern was offered for rent in 1779 as the “much frequented house, formerly kept by Ann Fox and now by Mr. William Buckner.” Originally five bays long, it has a peculiar arrangement of interior front and exterior rear chimneys, indicating the manipulation of room size in its Georgian plan to keep the rooms of a consistent size. English brown sandstone was used for mantels and exterior steps.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Fox's Tavern", [Port Royal, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 352-352.

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