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Near Bedford in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bedford Springs Historic District

 
 
Bedford Springs Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Bedford Springs Historic District Marker
Inscription. The Bedford Springs Historic District consists of a mineral springs resort established c.1806 by Dr. John Anderson. The district's oldest extant buildings are the stone Nawgel's Mill, c.1796, and the log Miller's House, c.1800. In 1804, Nawgel sold his mill to Anderson; the building was later used as part of a mineral water bottling plant. The resort's main structure is actually a series of contiguous historical buildings dating from 1806 to 1905, which collectively compose a singular, outstanding example of resort architecture in the Greek Revival, Classical Revival, and Queen Anne styles. Called a “palace in the wilderness” by one 19th century writer, the buildings accommodated guests who came to partake of the health-giving mineral waters of the seven springs on the property.
The grounds at Bedford Springs included the “Springs Circuit,” a trail that linked the seven mineral springs and traversed the trout waters of Shober's Run, a tributary of the Juniata River. The resort's golf course, developed c.1896 by Spencer Oldham, was later renovated by A. W. Tillinghast in 1912 and Donald Ross in 1923.
 
Erected by Bedford Springs Resort.
 
Location. 39° 59.765′ N, 78° 30.427′ W. Marker
Buildings of the Bedford Springs Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. Buildings of the Bedford Springs Historic District Marker
is near Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 220, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is near the foot of the pedestrian bridge over Route 220. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Elm Tree Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bedford County (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Squares (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bedford County Civil War Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bedford.
 
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Main Entrance to Bedford Springs Resort image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
3. Main Entrance to Bedford Springs Resort
Bedford Springs Resort Buildings image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
4. Bedford Springs Resort Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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