Foster’s Tavern – Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Located in Spartanburg, Foster’s Tavern is one of the most well-known landmarks in South Carolina‘s upcountry. This historic tavern sits at the intersection of the old Pickneyville and Georgia roads, two well-known stagecoach routes, and was frequented by many prominent travelers including John C. Calhoun and Bishop Francis Asbury.
The tavern was built by Anthony Foster, Jr. and is the oldest brick home in Spartanburg County. Construction began in 1801 and was not completed until 1808. The bricks were painstakingly hand-made from local clay that was placed in wooden molds, sun-dried, and then baked in kilns.
Foster’s Tavern was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1970.
SCIWAY thanks Ann Helms for submitting this photo.
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