Globe Inn was a famous inn and tavern in Washington, Pennsylvania.[3] It was opened in 1798 by David Morris.[1] With the completion of the nearby National Road westward to Wheeling, West Virginia, the Globe Inn was well-positioned to serve the new traffic.[1] During that time, the Globe Inn hosted 5 Presidents of the United States: James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor.[1]

Globe Inn
Globe Inn is located in Pennsylvania
Globe Inn
LocationNear present-day 155 South Main Street
Washington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°10′06″N 80°14′41″W / 40.16846°N 80.24477°W / 40.16846; -80.24477
PHMC dedicatedAugust 01, 1953[2]

On May 25, 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette visited Washington, Pennsylvania and stayed at the Globe Inn on his tour of the United States to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence.[1] It was demolished in 1891.[1]

On August 1, 1953, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission erected a historical marker on Main Street in Washington noting the historic importance of the Globe Inn.[2]

A postcard celebrating the 1825 visit of LaFayette, bearing a painting by Malcolm Parcell.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "A City of Presidents. A Self-Guided Walking Tour" (Issuu). Washington & Jefferson College. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "PHMC Historical Markers" (Database search). Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Branton, Harriet (2013). Washington County Chronicles: Historic Tales from Southwestern Pennsylvania. The History Press. p. 39. ISBN 9781609498696.