Railroad House Hotel
Hotelier John R. McCall engaged master builder Thomas M. Barr to build this hotel in response to the busy trade along the Susquehanna and Waterford Pike. It operated under a number of proprietors through the years, including Robert R. Means, John McCracken, and Robert McKinley. In 1864, at the height of the Civil War, owner McCracken changed the name to the Union Hotel. The addition on the right was built in 1907 by contractor John H. Carr, featuring a reading room on the first story and guest rooms above. The original section was built with a lavish wood balcony along the second story.
Erected by Historic Brookville, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 41° 9.654′ N, 79° 5.038′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Pennsylvania, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 322) and White Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403-407 Main Street, Brookville PA 15825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Also see . . . Brookville PA National Register Historic District Nomination. (Submitted on July 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.