Scenery Hill Historic District

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Zephania Riggles House of Entertainment (ca. 1820), Scenery Hill
Scenery Hill Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Scenery Hill Historic District
Scenery Hill Historic District is located in the US
Scenery Hill Historic District
Location Roughly, National Pike East-US 40 between Scenery Hill Cemetery and Kinder Rd., Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°5′8″N 80°4′17″W / 40.08556°N 80.07139°W / 40.08556; -80.07139Coordinates: 40°5′8″N 80°4′17″W / 40.08556°N 80.07139°W / 40.08556; -80.07139
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1819
Architect unknown
Architectural style Queen Anne, Italianate, Greek Revival
MPS National Road in Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP reference # 96001198[1]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1996

Scenery Hill Historic District is a historic district in Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1] It is a typical Pike Town along the National Road. Most of the buildings in the district were constructed during the two boom periods of the road, c. 1818 – c. 1853 and c. 1910 – c. 1930. The district contains 93 buildings of many types: taverns, shops, service facilities and residences. Most of the commercial buildings are clustered in the center of the district, east of the National Road (now U.S. Route 40) intersection with Spring Valley and Fava Farm Roads.[2]

Two buildings also have separate listings on the nation register. Hill's Tavern (c. 1794) is the central landmark in the district and, until a fire on August 17, 2015 heavily damaged it,[3] had still been in use as a restaurant and hotel, now called the Century Inn. The Ringland Tavern (1827) is not currently in use.[2]

It is designated as a historic district by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Adam Baacke (June 7, 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Scenery Hill Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-05.  photos 1 2 3
  3. ^ Templeton, David (August 18, 2015). "Fire destroys historic Century Inn in Washington County". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG Publishing Co., Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Scenery Hill Historic District". Landmark Registry - Historic District. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 

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