How sad to read of the horrific fire that did such extensive damage to the Century Inn at Scenery Hill, Washington County (“History Burns at Century Inn,” Aug. 19). Earlier this year, on March 9, another fire leveled the 300-year-old Sargeantsville Inn in New Jersey. We would be wise never to take these icons of history for granted.
We should treasure those inns that are still standing such as the Old Stone Tavern in Pittsburgh’s West End. It also dates from the 1700s and served as silent witness to many important events in American history.
The Old Stone Tavern is currently vacant. Anyone wishing to learn about how it can be saved and restored can attend the annual meeting of Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust, today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Library’s West End Branch.
For more information, go to www.postft.org.
The writer is a board member of Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust.