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Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stone Tavern and Central Hotel

 
 
Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker
Inscription. George Nicholas, Albemarle County’s Virginia General Assembly delegate in 1783, built a stone house here in 1784. James Monroe occupied it 1789-1790, while improving the dwelling at his nearby farm, later the site of the University of Virginia. Here on 15 Dec. 1806, while the house was being operated as the Stone Tavern, the return of Meriwether Lewis from his expedition to the Pacific with William Clark was celebrated with a dinner. Thomas Jefferson hosted a reception in the tavern (renamed the Central Hotel), on 12 Nov. 1824, or the Marquis de Lafayette. While serving as a hospital during the Civil War, the building burned with no fatalities in 1862.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-20.)
 
Location. 38° 1.834′ N, 78° 28.699′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on East Market Street west of 5th Street NE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 E Market St, Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Monroe’s Local Homes (a few steps from this marker); Monticello (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albemarle Confederate Monument
Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Stone Tavern and Central Hotel Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Three Notch’d Road (about 400 feet away); Paul Goodloe McIntire (about 400 feet away); Watering Fountains (about 400 feet away); Historic Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away); Thomas Jonathan Jackson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
View from the Intersection of Market & 5th image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. View from the Intersection of Market & 5th
Marker is easy to miss if you are walking down from Courthouse Square. The street number shown on the base of the column has been replaced. See Photos 5 and 6.
Site of the Stone Tavern and Central Hotel, with the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2017
4. Site of the Stone Tavern and Central Hotel, with the Marker
Tablet on the base of the left column image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2017
5. Tablet on the base of the left column
On this site stood the Stone Tavern, site of the reception celebrating the safe return of Meriwether Lewis Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark Expedition, 15 December 1806.
Tablet on the base of the right column image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 8, 2017
6. Tablet on the base of the right column
On this site stood the Central Hotel, site of the reception dinner for Marquis de Lafayette hosted by Thomas Jefferson, 12 November 1824.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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