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Just east of Holy Cross is the 1849–1850 Western Hotel (Pin Oak Tavern). The street front of the building has a shed-roofed porch across the entire first floor. Because of the slope of the ground to the rear, the stone basement opens onto a porch on that level. The main section of the building is one-and-a-half stories high, but at the rear the roof is brought down, forming the effect of a saltbox. Within, there is a central stairway, and the fireplaces and chimneys are on the inside of the end gable walls. If one were to suggest a style source for this vernacular building, it would be the late Federal style. The building is located on the south side of US 52, .8 miles east of Holy Cross's main street.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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