Johnston's Tavern

Also known as: New Lodge Inn
3 miles south of I-80 exit 15 on US 19, Mercer, PA

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Historical sign

Located across Route 19 from tavern.

Photo taken by Brian Manville on September 30, 2017

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Description 

Johnston's Tavern, also known as the New Lodge Inn, is an historic inn and tavern located at Springfield Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1831, and is a two-story, five bay wide field stone building with Greek Revival style design details. It was one of the main stagecoach stops on the Pittsburgh-Erie Turnpike. The tavern was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

(Wikipedia)

Building is now used as for an antique business.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1972
Reference number
72001136
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1831

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville
  • May 24, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Added description from external source.

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