Downer Tavern

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Downer Tavern
Downer Tavern.jpg
The tavern in July, 2014, from Rt. 40.
Downer Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Downer Tavern
Downer Tavern is located in the US
Downer Tavern
Location U.S. Route 40 (Main Street) in Hopwood, Wharton Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°50′38″N 79°37′3″W / 39.84389°N 79.61750°W / 39.84389; -79.61750Coordinates: 39°50′38″N 79°37′3″W / 39.84389°N 79.61750°W / 39.84389; -79.61750
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1826
Architectural style Federal
MPS National Road in Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 95001351[1]
Added to NRHP November 27, 1995

Downer Tavern, also known as the Jonathan Downer House, is a historic home that also served as an inn and tavern located at Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb. It was built about 1826, and is a 2 1/2-story, 5-bay, brick building with a center hall floor plan with Federal style detailing. It has a two-story, kitchen ell. Also on the property is a 1 1/2-story stone spring house (now a residence) and a late-19th century frame wash house. It served as a stop for 19th-century travelers on the National Road.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jerry A. Clouse (July 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downer Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-23.