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Lucas Tavern

Early 19th century

 
 
Lucas Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2016
1. Lucas Tavern Marker
Inscription. Located on the Federal Road near Line Creek (present Waugh) in eastern Montgomery County, this wayside hotel was built prior to 1818 and was owned by a least two other families before coming into the possession of Walter and Eliza Lucas around January 1821. Originally a two room dogtrot, the building was brought to its present form by the Lucas family in the early 1820s. On April 2, 1825, Eliza entertained Marquis de Lafayette and his entourage in the Tavern during their trip through the state. The family left for new business ventures in Mississippi in 1842, after which the Tavern became a residence and, eventually, a storage building.
The structure was moved to Old Alabama Town and restored in 1980. It is the oldest standing building in Montgomery County.

Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole and Black, P.C.

 
Erected by Landmark Foundation of Montgomery.
 
Location. 32° 22.879′ N, 86° 18.226′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hull Street and East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Hull Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 North Hull Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lucas Tavern on Hull Street in Old Alabama Town. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 9, 2016
2. Lucas Tavern on Hull Street in Old Alabama Town.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas Tavern / Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); William Lowndes Yancey (within shouting distance of this marker); Ordeman House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Abram Mordecai / Mordecai's Cotton Gin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson Mansion (about 400 feet away); Montgomery and Electricity / Hydroelectricity in the River Region (about 700 feet away); Ray W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement (about 800 feet away); The E. L. Posey Parking Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Regarding Lucas Tavern. The old Tavern is now a museum. It is said that Eliza Lucas began haunting the tavern after building renovations in 1980.

"Dogtrot" is also known as a breezeway house, dog-run, or possum-trot, and is a style of house that was common throughout the Southeastern United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
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Also see . . .  Haunting & history of the Lucas Tavern. (Submitted on October 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Another nearby Lucas Tavern marker on south side of building. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 19, 2014
3. Another nearby Lucas Tavern marker on south side of building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on October 9, 2016.
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