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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crown Inn

 
 
Crown Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Crown Inn Marker
Inscription.  A two-story log inn, built here in 1745, was Bethlehem's first public house. Located near the ferry that crossed the Lehigh River, it was visited by famous political and military leaders of the era. A bridge replaced the ferry, 1794, and the inn closed; was razed, 1857.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1745.
 
Location. 40° 36.792′ N, 75° 22.985′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Riverside Drive 0.1 miles north of West 3rd Street (County Road 412), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert H. Sayre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brighton Court (about 600 feet away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Canaler's Life
Wide view of the Crown Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the Crown Inn Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Steelworkers Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Eugene Gifford Grace (approx. ¼ mile away); It's a Short Commute (approx. ¼ mile away); Coal for Cabbage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
More about this marker. The marker is visible from the southern approaches (Wyandotte Street) to the Lehigh River Bridge.
 
The site of the Crown Inn and Lehigh River ferry image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
3. The site of the Crown Inn and Lehigh River ferry
The area is now occupied by Union (railroad) Station (circa 1925) which recently has been converted into a medical outpatient facility.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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