Lerch Tavern

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Lerch Tavern
Lerch Tavern 1797.jpg
Lerch Tavern, April 2011
Lerch Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Lerch Tavern
Location 182-184 W. Penn Ave, Wernersville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′47″N 76°5′3″W / 40.32972°N 76.08417°W / 40.32972; -76.08417Coordinates: 40°19′47″N 76°5′3″W / 40.32972°N 76.08417°W / 40.32972; -76.08417
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1797, c. 1870
Built by Lerch, John Yost
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002171[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1979

Lerch Tavern is a historic inn and tavern building located at Wernersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1797, and is a two-story, rectangular limestone building. It is five bays by two bays, and measures 32 feet by 42 feet. The raised mansard roof was added about 1870 and replaced an earlier gable roof. The tavern operated into the 1850s, after which it was occupied as a private residence. It remained in the Lerch family from its construction into the 1950s.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Leroy Machmer (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lerch Tavern" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15.