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002-0417 Woodstock Hall Tavern

Woodstock Hall Tavern
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VLR Listing Date 02/18/1986

NRHP Listing Date 01/29/1987

NPS property number 86003735

One of Albemarle County’s oldest structures, Woodstock Hall Tavern achieved its present appearance in 1808, a half century after the construction of the original two-room plan dwelling. In operation as an ordinary by 1783, the tavern is associated with the Woods family who settled in the area in the mid-18th century. The building was acquired by Richard Woods in ca. 1771 and two generations of the family occupied it over nearly eighty years. Its operation as a tavern was recorded in the 1796 travel journal of the Duke de la Rochefoucauld Liancourt. The original 1757 section has retained a considerable amount of its original architectural fabric. As one of the county’s few 18th-century buildings preserving a high degree of architectural integrity, Woodstock Hall Tavern provides valuable information on traditional building practices. The building was renovated as a country inn 1985 and became a private residence in 1995.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018