- View, Union Tavern, Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina
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- Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
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- 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. | Historical Note: After a 1989 fire, the tavern was fully restored. Union Tavern is notable due to its association with Thomas Day, a free-born black carpenter from Virginia who produced furniture for the wealthy throughout the region. This building was Day's residence and workshop from 1848-1859. Union Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- 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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- Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
- 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).
- 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 building was restored following fire damage in 1989.
- Historical note:
- The building served as the residence and workshop of African American carpenter Thomas Day from 1848-1859, whose work was prominent for the elite in the region in the mid-nineteenth century. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historical Landmark.
Historic buildings -- Fires and fire prevention