Chalybeate Springs Hotel
Posted by: deano1943
N 40° 01.613 W 078° 29.002
17T E 714746 N 4433775
Quick Description: The Chalybeate Springs Hotel is located on Chalybeate Road, in Bedford Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2006 4:41:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM1054
The Chalybeate Springs Hotel was built in 1851, and was a watering place, health resort and SPA in the 19th and early 20th century. It is located about one mile northeast of Bedford Borough on Chalybeate Road.
The 56 room complex, now vacant and most recently used as 13 apartments is situated immediately adjacent to the celebrated Chalybeate Springs of Bedford County.
The Chalybeate Springs Hotel is situated adjacent to a series of three springs, one of which is an iron impregnated spring or chalybeate spring, one other being pure or sweet water, and the third is a limestone spring.
According to local history, the springs were used by native American Indians, and other passing early traverlers, most likely as a watering place and an encampment area.
It is also known as: The Chalybeate
Building #: 85001560
Bedford, Pa. USA
County / Borough / Parish: Bedford Township, Bedford County
Year listed: 1985
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event
Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Historic function: Domestic, Hotel, Single Dwelling
Current function: Vacany/Not In Use
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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