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The crossroads village of Troy, in east-central Davis County, houses one of the few remaining private educational buildings from the 1850s, Troy Academy ( SO133).

One mile due south of Troy on a gravel road is the Springtown Inn. Local histories date the building as early as 1832; others have indicated that it may have been built after 1846. The form of the inn is that of a one-and-a-half-story saltbox. The walls are sheathed in clapboard; the foundation is limestone. The inn has the appearance of having been constructed in two stages, with two identical salt boxes placed end to end. The proportions of the building, its roof pitch, and the detailing of the windows and doors are what one would associate with the late Greek Revival.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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