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P.O. Box 564
Flourtown, PA 19031
Black Horse Inn - Donations and Information

We appreciate your interest in the historic

Black Horse Inn

Drawing of the inn by local artist Sally Yates

First stop on the Philadelphia-to-Bethlehem stagecoach line was the Black Horse Tavern located at 1432 Bethlehem Pike. The original structure is reported to have been built in the mid eighteenth century. The first section served farmer, lime-carrier, and traveler, and later, stagecoach passengers. With the growth of trade and travel, the inn was expanded in the early nineteenth century. Prior to 1840 it was known as the Sampson and the Lion. The McCloskey family owned the inn from 1880 through 1990, for three generations. It was a stop for farmers, when grain was taken to the local flourmills in Flourtown, and later used for meetings of the Society for the Apprehension of Horse Thieves, township commissioners, voting and horse trading. Until about 1980, cattle grazed on the lawn next door, part of the inn's property.

Friends of Historic Bethlehem Pike
Springfield Township Historical Society

invite you to join a group of dedicated people to help restore and preserve
an important Springfield Township historical landmark: The Black Horse Inn.

Your contribution is being solicited by the Springfield Township Historical Society to further the cause of the preservation and improvement of the Black Horse Inn. The intent of the Society is to apply contributed funds only to this end. The fate of the Inn is not, however, solely within the control of the Society. Should it become apparent that, despite the best efforts of the Society and the other organizations, both public and private, that are working to this end, that further expenditure of funds is unwarranted, the Directors of the Society will apply your contribution to other local preservation projects that reflect similar historical concerns.

The official registration and financial information of the Springfield Township Historical Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

To make a tax-deductible contribution by CHECK, please send your

Phone number (optional)
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Check made payable to: Springfield Township Historical Society

Mail to:
Springfield Township Historical Society
Black Horse Inn Fund
P.O. Box 564
Flourtown, PA 19031

        NOTE - A letter of thanks and acknowledgement of your contribution that you can use for tax purposes
                      will be mailed to you.

To make a tax-deductible contribution ONLINE,
click on the "Make a Donation" button below to use PayPal for secure online donations.

NOTE - You must enter your address in the "Ship to:" section under "Shipping Information" in the PayPal
                      Donation page in order to receive an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.

To contribute your TIME and SKILLS, please contact one of the following committees...

Committee Committee Mission Committee Lead Contact Information
Public Relations Develop and execute PR campaign to raise public awareness of Black Horse Inn restoration activities and their progress. Don Mitchell (215) 651-4280
Fund Raising Spearhead campaigns and events to raise money, materials, and volunteers for the activities necessary to restore the BHI. John Alviti ((215) 233-2401
Use Solicit and review requests for potential occupants of a restored BHI. Will make final recommendation of potential occupants. Peter Wilson (215) 233-1488
Contractor Coordinator Develop, coordinate, and execute plan for all BHI construction and restoration activities. Andrew Glendinning (215) 836-2636


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