See Carratelli, G. P., 1990-2003. Pompei: Pitture e Mosaici. Roma: Istituto della enciclopedia italiana, Vol. IX, p. 870.
IX.7.26 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from end of small roadway towards entrance and room (d).
According to Della Corte, this hostelry had an annexed room for its clients.
He also deduced from the electoral recommendation written in the middle of the external wall between IX.7.26 and 25, the names of the two Pompeians that managed these two premises -
Fabius Memor cum (Fabio) Celere rogat [CIL IV 3841, although DC showed it as 3481)
See Della Corte, M., 1965. Case ed Abitanti di Pompei. Napoli: Fausto Fiorentino. (p.197)
According to Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss/Slaby (See www.manfredclauss.de), it read -
Celsum aed(ilem) o(ro) v(os) f(aciatis)
Fabius Memor cum Celere [CIL IV 3841]
IX.7.26 Pompeii. July 2010. Looking south from end of small roadway towards room (d) and window to room (c).
Photo courtesy of Michael Binns.
IX.7.26 Pompeii. May 2005. Looking south from entrance doorway.
According to Mau, on the left wall of this entrance room (d), would have been a niche for the lararium.
On the right of this photo, would have been the room (c) with the large window onto the roadway, see above photo.
See Mau in BdI, 1882, (p.182)
According to Jashemski, at the rear of this caupona was a small open courtyard, paved with opus signinum [narrow rooms h and k?].
She said a covered channel carried off the rain water to the street.
See Jashemski, W. F., 1993. The Gardens of Pompeii, Volume II: Appendices. New York: Caratzas. (p.242)
The courtyard would have been directly ahead under the sloping unexcavated earth, at the far end where it connected to the higher wall.
The smaller walls in the centre of the photo would be the kitchen areas (e, f, g, i) of IX.7.25.
On the right of the photo, would be the room Eschebach describes as a “grosses Gastzimmer” (large room for guests).
See Eschebach, L., 1993. Gebäudeverzeichnis und Stadtplan der antiken Stadt Pompeji. Köln: Böhlau. (p.436)