Indian Queen Tavern
The Indian Queen Tavern stood at its waterfront location on the Northwest corner of Albany and Water Streets in New Brunswick for over 200 years. It was constructed as a one story residence, later expanded to three stories, yet never losing its domestic scale. The building received many renovations, the most enduring ones being of the late Georgian period. Aong these was the installation of the Palladian window that dominated the facade in the central bay. The original walls of this inn/tavern were about two feet thick, though the density was not needed since it contained two massive central chimneys with 16 flues apiece. The tavern has an unusual, winding staircase built without a single nail, but held together by pegs that exists in the building today (see picture below).
This building standing in East Jersey Old Towne is a replica of the original tavern. The only original piece of the tavern is the staircase.