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James Bell House (The Tavern)

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The Tavern
Early 19th century. Southwest corner of the intersection of WV 51 (Mountain St.) and Berkeley County 51/2 (Congress St. or Virginia Line Rd.) at the center of Gerrardstown

Two three-bay sections, virtually identical although constructed at different times, make up the main facade of this vernacular two-story clapboarded house. To the side and rear, close to the side street (Congress Street/Virginia Line Road), several interconnected log outbuildings that served the tavern remain.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "James Bell House (The Tavern)", [, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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