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King Tavern (Armentrout Tavern)

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Armentrout Tavern
c. 1820, c. 1850, c. 1900. 4880 Longdale Furnace Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

At seven bays wide, this one-story, one-room-deep building with a gable roof is an unusual size and form for its era. Its sophisticated construction of Flemish bond brick, three chimneys, and three front entrances suggests the design was intended to convey to travelers the availability of quality rooms. Changes made at the turn of the twentieth century included the addition of turned posts to the front porch and the construction of a board-and-batten kitchen ell.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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