Said by residents to be the original Tunstall Tavern in Jacksonport, renamed the Robert E. Lee saloon after the Civil War, this was a favorite watering hole for men of the town. The outside stairway, large central chimney, and upper gallery place it architecturally in the 1840’s, which was when Tunstall was buying and building properties all over the new town.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016
Duplicate photo from the Jacksonport State Park Collection.