c. 1764For over 250 years, a building has stood on this site. First a house, probably built in 1750 for William and Abigail Clayton. In 1764, Joseph Martin built an addition and opened the Center House, or Martin's Tavern. For 200 years it functioned as a Tavern, hotel, Post Office, service station, and boarding house. Abandoned and gutted in the 1970's, it sat neglected and deteriorating for 30 years. By 2005, it was on the verge of collapse. The Friend of Martin's Tavern, a non-profit group of local volunteers, was formed to stabilize and preserve what remained of this historic structure to create a community park.
|Placed By||Friends of the Martin's Tavern|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 441803 N 4422405|
|Decimal Degrees||39.94978333, -75.68128333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.987', W 75° 40.877'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 59.22" N, 75° 40' 52.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 550-598 Northbrook Rd, West Chester PA 19382, US|
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