Eagle Tavern

Summary

This stagecoach tavern was built in 1831 in Clinton, Michigan, 50 miles west of Detroit. Taverns dotted the American countryside during the first half of the 1800s, a period of massive migration, new settlement, and rapid change in a young America. From 1849-1854, farmer Calvin Wood operated this tavern, offering food, drink, and accommodations to travelers who passed through his village.

This stagecoach tavern was built in 1831 in Clinton, Michigan, 50 miles west of Detroit. Taverns dotted the American countryside during the first half of the 1800s, a period of massive migration, new settlement, and rapid change in a young America. From 1849-1854, farmer Calvin Wood operated this tavern, offering food, drink, and accommodations to travelers who passed through his village.

Artifact

Tavern

Date Made

1831-1832

Subject Date

circa 1850

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Clinton 

Creator Notes

The tavern was built in Clinton, Michigan possibly by James Parks or an earlier owner of the site, Oramel D. Skinner. Parks ran the tavern from 1834 until he sold it to Calvin and Harriet Woods in 1849.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

27.303.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

Color

White (Color)

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