Sarles' Tavern

Coordinates: 41°11′31″N 73°47′56″W / 41.19194°N 73.79889°W / 41.19194; -73.79889
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Sarles' Tavern
The tavern, 1979
Sarles' Tavern is located in New York
Sarles' Tavern
Sarles' Tavern is located in the United States
Sarles' Tavern
LocationNY 100, Millwood, New York
Coordinates41°11′31″N 73°47′56″W / 41.19194°N 73.79889°W / 41.19194; -73.79889
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
ArchitectCrasto, David G.
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.79001647[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 31, 1979

Sarles' Tavern, also known as Granite House, was a historic inn and tavern building located at Millwood, Westchester County, New York. It was built between 1814 and 1817 and was constructed of locally quarried granite. It was a two-story, rectangular building with a low pitched gable roof in a restrained Greek Revival style.[2]

Location where the tavern stood, 2018

The property was sold in 1817 by David Crasto to William Sarles, who renamed the property Sarles Tavern. Sarles operated the property as a stagecoach stop for the route from White Plains to Somers until his death in 1853. After Sarles' death the building was run as a tavern by his sons until it was sold to the Merritt family, which ran it as an inn until the early 1900s. The property's name was then changed to Merritt's Corners.[3]

The building was demolished in 1993 after the interior was consumed by fire; The building was unusable.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Richard Reynolds and Austin O'Brien (July 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Sarles' Tavern". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-30. See also: "Accompanying four photos".
  3. ^ Westchester Historian, Volumes 66-70, page 86
  4. ^ "Westchester County Virtual Archives".