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020-0055 Trabue's Tavern

Trabue's Tavern
Photo credit: Calder Loth, 2021

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VLR Listing Date 02/18/1975

NRHP Listing Date 06/10/1975

NRHP Reference Number 75002018

Trabue’s Tavern stands amid the sprawling suburban development of Chesterfield County as a relic of Midlothian’s busy coal-producing era. Characteristic of Southside Virginia’s vernacular architecture, the house has had a complex evolution. The oldest part, the west wing, reputedly was built ca. 1730, but the final form of the house was not achieved until an enlargement and remodeling ca. 1815. The first owners, the Trabues, descendants of area Huguenot settlers, owned and operated several nearby coalpits. Their home served as an ordinary patronized by travelers and miners alike. On the grounds are several early outbuildings, survivors of what was formerly an unusually large collection of service structures.

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

Updated: June 29, 2021