Image of the Stagecoach Tavern located in Glocester, Rhode Island.
Cyrus Cook’s Tavern, or The Stagecoach Inn c. 1800: A 2-story structure, with two, brick, interior chimneys and several doors in a hip-roofed piazza across the front. It is set close to the road. Built about 1800, soon after the road between Providence and Connecticut was improved, the inn served stagecoach travelers and, later, automobile passengers; was the locale of many meetings; and provided food and drink for local residents. Originally Cyrus Cook’s Tavern, it is known today as the Stagecoach Inn. Although compromised by a large section of asphalt-surfaced highway in front and a modern gasoline station at the left, it still serves a tavern and restaurant function and is still used for local meetings and gatherings. Source: Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission- Historic and Architectural Resources of Glocester, Rhode Island: A Preliminary ReportSee also:Town of Glocester, Rhode Island Monograph, November 1976Department of Economic Development - Videotapes, Tourism, 1977-1992Development Council photographs, circa 1945-1980The Book of Rhode Island, 1930This is Rhode Island, 1972
Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Historical and Architectural Resources Preliminary Reports, 1978-1991Guide to Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation Division of Tourism photographs