Langhorne Hotel - Langhorne, PA
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N 40° 10.576 W 074° 55.223
18T E 506778 N 4447324
Quick Description: A three hundred year old hotel at the center of this historic district is one of several showpieces at the heart of this beautiful, intact 18th century town.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2010 8:49:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM8CQA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 3

Long Description:

With its low long profile along the street, its iron railings on the second floor, and its countless windows, shutters and doors, this may very well be the most prolific and recognizable structure in the historic district.

The nomination form and contributing structure narratives were mailed to me by Christine Messing who works at the NR/NHL Archives in Washington, D.C. I have included an image below of the excerpt for the hotel.

The hotel has a long and storied history. There were many different owners over the early decades of the hotel and many architectural changes. From a small two and one-half story tavern with a peaked roof, by the late 1800’s the tavern had become a three story flat-roofed building with several additions that enlarged the structure. In the hotel yard, there was a large livery stable with stalls for twenty horses, a two story carriage house that was used to store wagons, carriages, and sleighs when not in use. Along the west side of the stable yard was a row of double sheds for the horses and wagons of the hotel’s transient guests.

In 1905 George G. Ehrlen purchased the Langhorne Hotel as it was named, and under his ownership it was a typical country inn surrounded by a prosperous farming community. Meals were served and lodging offered to travelers. Through the 20th century many more changes, owners and residents appeared. From 1972 until today, the Langhorne Hotel remains a great place to eat and a meeting place for Langhorne residents. Tom and Ben have taken over the task of running The Langhorne Hotel in the center of Historic Langhorne. If you need to refresh your memory about this historic landmark, read the placemats while you are waiting for lunch or diner to be served.

Rather than copy and paste, I have included the link HERE provided by the Historic Langhorne Association which offers a complete and comprehensive history of the hotel.

Name of the Hotel: Langhorne Hotel

100 West Maple Avenue Langhorne, PA 19047-2820

Number of Rooms: 12

Height in floors: 3

Hotel since: 1/1/1805

Date Building was built: 1/1/1704

First use of building:

Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

Hotel Rating: Not listed

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