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Somerville in Somerset County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Somerset Hotel

 
 
Somerset Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Kaufman, August 16, 2014
1. Somerset Hotel Marker
Inscription. Tunison's Tavern C.1748 was located here, making this the site of the oldest continuing business in Somerville. Some of George Washington's troops stayed at Tunison's during the 1778-79 Winter encampment. The tavern and the hotel that replaced it served as a stage coach stop.

Designed by architect F.H. Dodge, the current building, built in 1907, is Spanish in style, with sloping tile roofs and portico.
 
Location. 40° 34.061′ N, 74° 36.594′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 East Main Street, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (a few steps from this marker); Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville (within shouting distance of this marker); National Guard Armory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerset County Court House Green (about 300 feet away); Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (about 500 feet away);

View across Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Ken Kaufman, August 16, 2014
2. View across Main Street
Former Second National Bank (about 600 feet away); Former Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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