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Stagecoach Tavern

Description

Image of the Stagecoach Tavern located in Glocester, Rhode Island.

Cyrus Cook’s Tavern, or The Stagecoach Inn c. 1800: A 2-story structure, with two, brick, interior chimneys and several doors in a hip-roofed piazza across the front. It is set close to the road. Built about 1800, soon after the road between Providence and Connecticut was improved, the inn served stagecoach travelers and, later, automobile passengers; was the locale of many meetings; and provided food and drink for local residents. Originally Cyrus Cook’s Tavern, it is known today as the Stagecoach Inn. Although compromised by a large section of asphalt-surfaced highway in front and a modern gasoline station at the left, it still serves a tavern and restaurant function and is still used for local meetings and gatherings.
Source: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission- Historic and Architectural Resources of Glocester, Rhode Island: A Preliminary Report

See also:
Town of Glocester, Rhode Island Monograph, November 1976

Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992

Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980

The Book of Rhode Island, 1930

This is Rhode Island, 1972

Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991

Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs

Source

Preston Collection Accession C#858.

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1930

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

Citation

"Stagecoach Tavern," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #145, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/145 (accessed October 31, 2014).