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The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern

 
 
The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
1. The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern Marker
Inscription. This Doorway was returned to Gadsby's Tavern From the Metropolitan Museum by Charles Beatty Moore, Colonel. U.S.A. Retired (1881-1951) in 1949 by the Alexandria Assocation. 1949 marked the Bicentennial of Alexandria's Founding.
 
Location. 38° 48.339′ N, 77° 2.611′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Royal Street and Caneron Street, on the right when traveling south on North Royal Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 North Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gadsby’s Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Gadsby's Tavern Ice Well (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Alexandria, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandria Washington Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Assembly Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Services of the Salvation Army (about 300 feet away); Bank of Alexandria (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Regarding The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York purchased
The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
2. The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant
the original eighteenth-century front door of the City Tavern in 1917 when it also bought the upstairs ballroom. At that time the door had already been moved to the Cameron Street side of the rundown building. Colonel Moore bought the door in 1949 and gave it to The Alexandria Association who re-installed it at Gadsby's Tavern.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Beatty Moore. West Point Biography. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. The Alexandria Ballroom. in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Elaborately Carved Cornice image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. Elaborately Carved Cornice
George Ate Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. George Ate Here
The founding fathers worked up a real appetite gaining our country's independence. So chances are, they also knew a thing or two about where to eat. Come dine where Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison , and Monroe ate. Secret Service not required.
Gadsby's Tavern, Open daily for lunch and dinner.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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