Schaumboch's Tavern

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Schaumboch's Tavern
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Schaumboch's Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Schaumboch's Tavern
Location Northwest of Hamburg on Hawk Mountain Road, Albany Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°38′0″N 75°58′52″W / 40.63333°N 75.98111°W / 40.63333; -75.98111Coordinates: 40°38′0″N 75°58′52″W / 40.63333°N 75.98111°W / 40.63333; -75.98111
Area 1.3 acres (0.53 ha)
Built c. 1793
Built by Gerhardt, Jacob
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002166[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1979

Schaumboch's Tavern is a historic inn and tavern building located in the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary at Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1793, and is a 1 1/2-story, rectangular stucco coated sandstone building. It has a medium gable roof with a shed dormer on the rear elevation. It was once owned by Matthias Schaumboch, who is known to have murdered at least 11 traveling salesman and hucksters. The property was acquired as part of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in 1938, and is used to house sanctuary personnel.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]