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DeVault Tavern, North Tennessee Route 81, Leesburg, Washington County, TN



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B&W Photos

HB1085476
General View Showing West Front And South Side

HB1085477
West Front

HB1085478
West Front And North Side

HB1085479
South Side

HB1085480
North Side

HB1085481
East Rear

HB1085482
Detail Of Two-story Porch, West Front

HB1085483
Detail Of Second Story Of West (front) Porch

HB1085484
Detail Of Stairs In Center Hall, First Floor, From West

HB1085485
Detail Of Bar In Northwest (front) Parlor, First Floor

HB1085486
Northwest (front) Parlor, North Wall, With Wood Federal Mantel

HB1085487
Detail Of Mantel, Northwest (front) Parlor Fireplace

HB1085488
Close-up Detail Of Sunburst On Mantel Of Northwest (front) Parlor Fireplace

HB1085489
Southwest (front) Parlor, South Wall, With Wood Federal Mantel

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Bedroom, Second Floor, Southeast Room, East Wall

HB1085491
General View Of Attic From East


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Item Title


Location
North Tennessee Route 81, Leesburg, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-217
Significance: The DeVault Tavern, built 1819-1821, is a well preserved and excellent example of an early 19th century stagecoach inn and tavern. This stop served the route tying Knoxville and Nashville with the economic and political centers of the north and east. Among its many guests were the three presidents - Andrew Jackson, James Knox Polk, and Andrew Johnson. The building still has its original wood screen bar and every bedroom is reached by a separate stairway. Notable is the building's exquisite woodwork - its porch, cornice, main stairway, and mantelpieces, and its original wrought iron strapwork. It has remained in the family to this day.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
2. WEST FRONT
3. WEST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE
4. SOUTH SIDE
5. NORTH SIDE
6. EAST REAR
7. DETAIL OF TWO-STORY PORCH, WEST FRONT
8. DETAIL OF SECOND STORY OF WEST (FRONT) PORCH
9. DETAIL OF STAIRS IN CENTER HALL, FIRST FLOOR, FROM WEST
10. DETAIL OF BAR IN NORTHWEST (FRONT) PARLOR, FIRST FLOOR
11. NORTHWEST (FRONT) PARLOR, NORTH WALL, WITH WOOD FEDERAL MANTEL
12. DETAIL OF MANTEL, NORTHWEST (FRONT) PARLOR FIREPLACE
13. CLOSE-UP DETAIL OF SUNBURST ON MANTEL OF NORTHWEST (FRONT) PARLOR FIREPLACE
14. SOUTHWEST (FRONT) PARLOR, SOUTH WALL, WITH WOOD FEDERAL MANTEL
15. BEDROOM, SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM, EAST WALL. NOTE WOOD FEDERAL MANTEL, WOOD CORNICE AND WOOD CHAIRRAILING
16. GENERAL VIEW OF ATTIC FROM EAST. NOTE THAT THE TIMBERS WERE LEFT UNHEWED.


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