- View, Union Tavern, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- 2 x 2 in.
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- Digital Project:
- Preservation North Carolina
- Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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- 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.
- 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.
African Americans -- Employment
African Americans -- History
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Bays (Building divisions)
Doric (Architectural style)
Furniture industry and trade
Historic buildings -- Fires and fire prevention
Housing, Single family
National Historic Landmarks
National Register of Historic Places