Red Horse Tavern

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Red Horse Tavern
Red Horse Tavern wide.jpg
Front, facing U.S. Route 50, in 2015
Red Horse Tavern is located in West Virginia
Red Horse Tavern
Red Horse Tavern is located in the United States
Red Horse Tavern
Location1 mile east of Aurora on U.S. Route 50, near Aurora, West Virginia
Coordinates39°19′35″N 79°31′54″W / 39.32645°N 79.5317°W / 39.32645; -79.5317Coordinates: 39°19′35″N 79°31′54″W / 39.32645°N 79.5317°W / 39.32645; -79.5317
Area5.3 acres (2.1 ha)
ArchitectGrimes, Henry
Part ofBrookside Historic District (ID13000264[2])
NRHP reference No.73001923, 79003443[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1973, boundary increase May 4, 1979
Designated CPMay 8, 2013

Red Horse Tavern, also known as Brookside Inn and The Old Stone House, is a historic inn and tavern located near Aurora, Preston County, West Virginia. It was built between 1825 and 1827, as a dwelling. In 1841, it opened as a public inn to serve travelers on the Northwestern Turnpike. It is built of rubble stone, and has one large downstairs room and three upstairs rooms with an attic above them.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, with a boundary increase in 1979.[1] It is located in the Brookside Historic District.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/06/13 through 5/10/13. National Park Service. 2013-05-17.
  3. ^ Lewis E. Stemple (March 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Red Horse Tavern" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-01.