Mount Vernon Tavern

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Mount Vernon Tavern
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Mount Vernon Tavern is located in Rhode Island
Mount Vernon Tavern
Mount Vernon Tavern is located in the US
Mount Vernon Tavern
Nearest city Foster, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°43′51″N 71°42′52″W / 41.73083°N 71.71444°W / 41.73083; -71.71444Coordinates: 41°43′51″N 71°42′52″W / 41.73083°N 71.71444°W / 41.73083; -71.71444
NRHP Reference # 74000001 [1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1974

The Mount Vernon Tavern, also known as the Bank House Tavern, is an historic house in Foster, Rhode Island. It is located at 199 Plainfield Pike (Rhode Island Route 14), about 3/10 of a mile east of its junction with Howard Hill Road. The main block of the house, a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure with gable roof, was built c. 1760, and was originally attached to an even older structure which was demolished in the late 19th century. This main block, five bays wide with a central chimney, is attached to a 1-1/2 story gable-roofed ell to the west. The main entrance portico features unusually elaborate Federal styling for a rural location, and was probably added in 1814. The house has long been a landmark on the road, serving as a stagecoach stop on what was the main road between Providence and points in Connecticut.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Mount Vernon Tavern" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-16.