Noland Village at Providence

Prospect Ordinary

During its life as a tavern, lodging was  six pence per night, dinner was one shilling six pence and breakfast cost one shilling three pence.  If one had a horse, pasturage amounted to six pence per night, corn & oats were seven and one-half pence per gallon and fodder was one pence per bundle.  English currency was still in circulation in those days.  A shilling was one-twentieth of a pound and it took 12 pence to equal a shilling.

Built around 1789, the tavern stood in the village of Prospect, VA until the early 1980s when it was taken from its original foundation and moved to Noland Village at Providence, 

Randy Blankenship stated, "it took approximately one full year to disassemble and label the existing structure in Prospect and load it into a flatbed truck and move it to Historic Noland where it was reassembled from the ground up on the site where a former tavern had stood.  Missing pieces and materials were reproduced to match the original as closely as possible.  The interior was then furnished with pieces that would have been appropriate to the time it was in use as a tavern."