Widow Haviland's Tavern

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Widow Haviland's Tavern
Widow Haviland's Tavern Jul 10.jpg
Widow Haviland's Tavern, July 2010
Widow Haviland's Tavern is located in New York
Widow Haviland's Tavern
Location Purchase St., Rye, New York
Coordinates 40°58′55″N 73°41′5″W / 40.98194°N 73.68472°W / 40.98194; -73.68472Coordinates: 40°58′55″N 73°41′5″W / 40.98194°N 73.68472°W / 40.98194; -73.68472
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built c. 1730
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

74001322

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Added to NRHP April 16, 1974

Widow Haviland's Tavern, also known as Square House Museum, is a historic inn and tavern building located at Rye, Westchester County, New York. It is a frame, gambrel roofed building with portions believed to date to the early 18th century, about 1730. It opened as a tavern about 1760. John Adams (1774), George Washington (1789), and General Lafayette (1824) are among the well known customers. It ceased use as a public house about 1830, then was a private residence until 1903, after which it became the municipal hall. It has been used since 1964 as a local history museum.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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