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Gaines Tavern (BE 350)

bcplfusion.bcpl.org_repository_abner_gaines_house_002.jpg The Gaines Tavern History Center is home to the Abner Gaines House, built around 1814. The Federal style home belonged to Colonel Abner Gaines and his family. Gaines operated a tavern here on what became a common stopover point on the Covington-Lexington Turnpike.

The house remained in the Gaines family until after the Civil War. Since then it has been a private residence (owned by the Cleek family) and an antique store. It is now a museum operated by the City of Walton.

The house was added to the National Register in 1980.

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Gaines Tavern

Presented by Elizabeth Comer, 2007


gaines_tavern.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/16 10:31 by hdelaney