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Historic Tavern

Five Mile House

1025 National Highway
LaVale, MD

Now a private residence.

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

Five miles west of Cumberland; on the new location, a wagon stand was kept by Joseph Everstine. This was a frame house, and stood on the north side of the road. It was well conducted, but owing to its proximity to Cumberland, did not do as large a business as other taverns of the road, more advantageously located. [Note: Joseph Everstine died before 1850. His wife was Mary Clary (her brother ran the Clarysville Inn).

From the Maryland Historical Trust (1976):

The Five Mile House, situated at 1025 National Highway in LaVale, stands on the north side of the road. It is a mid-19th century, symmetrical facade, frame structure, 2 1/2 storys [sic] high. The front (south) has a center door with sidelights on both floors and a later cross gable. The windows are two-over-two lights in double-hung wooden sashes with narrow frames. The interior has entablature and symmetrical molding.

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John Kennedy Lacock Cumberland Road Postcard #A & #8: Five Mile House
John Kennedy Lacock Cumberland Road Postcard #A & #8: Five Mile House

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