Richardson's Canal House

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Richardson's Tavern
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Richardson's Tavern, September 1970
Richardson's Canal House is located in New York
Richardson's Canal House
Richardson's Canal House is located in the US
Richardson's Canal House
Location 1474 Marsh Rd., Perinton, New York
Coordinates 43°3′43″N 77°28′38″W / 43.06194°N 77.47722°W / 43.06194; -77.47722Coordinates: 43°3′43″N 77°28′38″W / 43.06194°N 77.47722°W / 43.06194; -77.47722
Area less than one acre
Built ca. 1818
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 80002652[1]
Added to NRHP May 06, 1980

Richardson's Tavern is a historic Erie Canal inn and tavern located in the hamlet of Bushnell's Basin in Perinton, Monroe County, New York. Believed to be the only remaining establishment from the canal's earliest years,[2] it dates to about 1818 when it was a stop on the stage coach route along the Irondequoit Valley and Irondequoit Creek, between Rochester and Canandaigua.[3] Several expansions occurred during the 19th century. The tavern operated as a hotel until 1917 when it was converted to four apartments. In 1978, after having been abandoned since 1972, it was converted for use as a restaurant, Richardson's Canal House.[4] The restaurant opened on Valentine's Day 1979.[3] It has become one of the most noted restaurants in the county,[3] and has even garnered nationwide recognition.[2]

The tavern in 1922.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Morry, Emily (December 23, 2013). "Inn Has a Colorful Past". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. Gannett Company. p. 4A. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Morrell, Alan (May 28, 2012). "Eatery enjoys revival". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. Gannett Company. p. 6K. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Robert Englert (January 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Richardson's Tavern". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-10-20.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos".