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Lafayette in Madison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Red Brick Tavern

The Historic National Road in Ohio

 

—A Presidential Wayside —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
1. Red Brick Tavern Marker
Inscription. The Red Brick Tavern is a classic roadside inn and tavern from the heyday of the National Road. Constructed between 1836 and 1837, it was in operation when the road was completed in front of the building. Brick used in the building was made from local clay, and wood used for the interior trim came from Zanesville. The main section of the building faced the highway with a narrower wing extending back along a side street, giving it a reversed “L” appearance. The first floor housed the dining room and kitchen with twelve rooms on the second floor for overnight travelers. Four rooms were on the private third floor.

Over the years the Red Brick Tavern was a popular place for travelers along the Historic National Road. The tavern hosted six Presidents of the United States.
 
Erected 2010 by William E. & Jan C. Hill.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 56.268′ N, 83° 24.415′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Ohio, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street Old National Road (U.S. 40) and West Street (County Route 5), on the right when traveling west on Cumberland Street Old National Road. Touch for map

Red Brick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
2. Red Brick Tavern Marker
Full view of marker, in garden area, west of the tavern
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Cumberland Street, London OH 43140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Anderson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alder Cabin (approx. 3.6 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 4.2 miles away); First White Settlers of Madison County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Madison County World War Roll of Honor (approx. 4.2 miles away); Madison County Veterans’ War Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Plumwood Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
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Red Brick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
3. Red Brick Tavern Marker
Marker at a distance, with the tavern in the background, the Old National Road runs in front.
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
4. Red Brick Tavern
The tavern,1933 picture on the marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
5. Red Brick Tavern Marker
Presidents who stayed in the inn
Red Brick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
6. Red Brick Tavern Marker
Presidents who stayed in the inn
Red Brick Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 5, 2016
7. Red Brick Tavern Marker
The tavern sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on August 17, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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