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Old Brick Tavern

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1823; 1999–2000 renovation, Wood Swofford and Associates. David Bruce Ave., east of the courthouse
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Tim Buchman)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Taverns were almost as important features in rural county seats as courthouses. Only a short stone's throw from the courthouse, William Watkins built this imposing, two-story double-pile, brick building. The Federal building has a symmetrical five-bay facade, with nine-over-nine sash windows in the first story and six-over-nine above. A pair of massive chimneys connected by parapet walls is at each end.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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