Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District

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Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District
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Bedford Springs Hotel circa 1840
Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District
Location Off of U.S. 220,
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′47″N 78°30′28″W / 39.99639°N 78.50778°W / 39.99639; -78.50778Coordinates: 39°59′47″N 78°30′28″W / 39.99639°N 78.50778°W / 39.99639; -78.50778
Area 300 acres (120 ha)
Built 1806
Architect Solomon Filler,
Donald Ross
Architectural style Colonia Revival,
Greek Revival,
Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84001413[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 20, 1984
Designated NHLD July 17, 1991[3]
Designated PHMC June 4, 1947[2]

The Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District is a 300-acre (120 ha) historic district in Bedford, Pennsylvania, encompassing the grounds of a historic mineral springs resort. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 20, 1984 and was designated a National Historic Landmark on July 17, 1991.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Bedford Springs Hotel was founded in 1806 by Bedford native, John Anderson. The central, Greek Revival hotel building was designed by local architect Solomon Filler between 1824 and 1842. The four hotel guest room buildings to the north of the central building were built being 1806 and 1890. The Bedford Springs Hotel was used by U.S. President James Buchanan as his summer White House and was the site of the summer sessions of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1857 to 1861.[5] The accompanying golf course was designed by Donald Ross in 1924. The hotel was used by the U.S. Navy as a radio training school during World War II and was also used to detain Japanese diplomats captured in Berlin, Germany.[5]

The hotel and surrounding property was bought by Omni Hotels in 1998, with restoration taking place from 2004 to 2007.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved November 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ Kuncio, Gerald M. (February 1, 1991). "Bedford Springs Hotel Historic District". National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ a b Davidson, Lisa Pfueller (2006). "Bedford Springs Hotel". Washington, DC: Historic American Buildings Survey. Retrieved May 6, 2009. 

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