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Yates Tavern

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Late 18th century(?); early-19th-century addition(?). U.S. 29 Business, 0.9 miles south of Gretna
  • (HABS; Photograph by Tim Buchman)

This small one-and-a-half-story frame structure on a stone basement initially may have been a one-story eighteenth-century residence that, perhaps when it became a tavern in 1818, had an upper story added as an overhang, a feature more at home in New England than in Pittsylvania County. It is heated on both floors by a large exterior-end chimney of fieldstone with an offset brick stack with a corbeled cap. The front porch and rear stoop are reconstructions.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Yates Tavern", [Gretna, 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, 365-365.

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