Crossroads Tavern

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Crossroads Tavern is a 19th century structure in Albemarle County listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register. It was listed on the VLR on May 15, 1984 and the National Register of Historic Places on August 16, 1984. [1]

The Inn at the Crossroads currently operates there as a bed and breakfast.

Narrative from Virginia Landmarks Registry

"Crossroads Tavern was built sometime in the 1820s by the Morris family to serve travelers along the Staunton and James River Turnpike. An excellent representative of the simple vernacular hostelries that once dotted Virginia’s roadways, the brick building preserves the long front porch that was a common feature of these buildings. A 19th-century English traveler in Virginia noted, “they [taverns] all resemble each other, having a porch in front, the length of the house.” The tavern has survived virtually unaltered, providing a little-disturbed picture of early 19th-century travel-related architecture. Adding interest to the property is the survival of the daybook of C. C. Sutherland who served as the taverner in the 1850s. Behind the tavern is a two-level summer kitchen built into the slope of the hill. Recently restored, Crossroads Tavern now serves as a bed-and-breakfast inn."


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References

  1. Web. 002-0199 Crossroads Tavern, Virginia Landmarks Register, April 4, 2018, retrieved January 19, 2020.

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