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Old Tavern (Stevens House)

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Stevens House
c. 1820; c. 1880 addition. Main St. at Court St.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

This rambling building has served as a tavern, a bank, a bar, and a residence. The Federal brick section (c. 1820) with stuccoed jack arches over its windows has a one-story shed porch that is overshadowed by the one on its late-nineteenth-century frame ell, a lacy, two-story porch with scroll-sawn woodwork, balusters, and curvilinear brackets.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Old Tavern (Stevens House)", [Lovingston, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 178-178.

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