South Vienna, Ohio
$1,300,000 / Federal
The Buena Vista Tavern is a two-story, five-bay, ell-shaped brick residence built in 1836-7 with elements of both the Federal and Greek Revival styles facing what was then the brand-new National Road, which is now U.S. Route 40, between 2 exits of I-70. A set of "tourist" camp cabins was built behind the house in the early 20th century; one remains. A frame addition on rear elevation housed a retail shop from 1963 to 2019. The house has been faithfully restored by its owner over the sixty years they have owned the house.
There were originally eight fireplaces; seven have been restored, and the original cooking fireplace for the Tavern still has the original crane in place. The front doorway has been completely restored, using early photographs.
The square footage includes the retail addition added on in the 1970s. There is an original cabin which has a square footage of 336; two outbuildings with a square footage totaling 1584.