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Front view, Union Tavern, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina

Union Tavern (Milton, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Front view, Union Tavern, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Taverns (Inns)
Federal style
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1071pnc003
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Milton (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Union Tavern (Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina)

Built:
Community:
Milton
State:
North Carolina
Architectural note:
The tavern was built in the Federal style with a Doric cornice, six-bay front, and three fanlit entrances. The structure has a central passage dividing two large rooms. After a 1989 fire, the tavern was fully restored.
Historical note:
Union Tavern is notable due to its association with Thomas Day, a free-born, African American carpenter from Virginia who produced furniture for the wealthy and elite throughout the region in the mid-nineteenth century. This building was Day's residence and workshop from 1848-1859. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historical Landmark.
Location:
Milton (N.C.)
Subjects:
Taverns (Inns)
Historic buildings
Historic buildings -- Fires and fire prevention
National Register of Historic Places
National Historic Landmarks
Houses
Housing, Single family
African Americans -- History
African Americans -- Employment
Workshops
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Fire damage
Central-passage houses
Doric (Architectural style)
Cornices
Federal style
Furniture making
Furniture industry and trade
Fanlights
Bays (Building divisions)