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Cheapish Circa 1848 Pennsylvania Multi-Family Home For Sale $75K – Old Stagecoach Stop Hotel
July 4, 2023
OHU50K Notes $75,000
The three unit, 23-room, Pennsylvania multi-family home for sale on 0.64 acre originally was a rest stop for stagecoach travelers on the Erie/Pittsburgh route. History below.
Come View This Scott Twp Area Opportunity â€¹” 3 Units (possibly 5 with some work) 7 Beds 3 Baths 3 Story Brick Apartment Building and/or Residence or Commercial Building. It was the former Harlansburg Hotel, a hardwood store and an antique store. It has 2 habitable units; one is currently rented on the second floor. Part of the second floor is unfinished. There is a big covered front porch, an enclosed lower porch, lots of storage, garage with electricity and old 3 door shed.
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Until recently, this building was the home of Janette’s Galleria, an antiques shop. Janette showed her wares in 20 of the 23 rooms, each with a different theme.
Stagecoach Stop Hotel
In the 1800s, the building was the Union Hotel on a stagecoach stop. Travelers would rest here at the brick building that was built in 1848.
James Burnside, whose father Samuel Burnside came to the US from Ireland in 1817, purchased the hotel property from the Michael and Henry Jordan. The hotel had many rooms for its weary travelers, as well as a barber shop and pub in its walk-in basement.
James was married in 1848 to Catherine Howe the same year he built the hotel, and to couple 10 children were born, seven of whom survived to adulthood: Samuel H, Robert F., Fannie Glass, John A., James E., William H., and Joseph P. Mr. and Mrs. Burnside were described as “a pleasant old couple… (who) run a good hotel and are well thought of by all who know them.”