1 Bridge St.
The American Hotel is the oldest remaining hotel site in Towanda. This imposing 20- room hotel was built in the early 1800's by General William Patton, a leading Democrat, lawyer, author and biographer. The Greek Revival three-story structure is located close to the river, which made it accessible for lodging to river travelers. In 1832 the first covered wooden toll-bridge was built across the Susquehanna River at this site, replacing the ferry that had been operating since 1787. At that time the road was raised to bridge level, cutting off front access to the lower stories of the hotel. In 1887 the hotel was purchased and has been continuously occupied by the McMahon / Sheehan families. Three attic windows, a balcony with columns and side porches were added by Anna and Steve Sheehan in the 1900's.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 41° 45.91′ N, 76° 26.522′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Creamery (a few steps from this marker); Towanda River Bridges (a few steps from this marker); 1922 Train Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Train Station (about 300 feet away); Citizens National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); The Keystone Theatre (about 400 feet away); Frost's Furniture Factory (about 400 feet away); Naming of Towanda (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
Also see . . . Towanda Borough Historic District. (Submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.