Rose Tree Tavern Renovation Is Underway in Media, Pennsylvania!

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Rose Tree Tavern Renovation Is Underway in Media, Pennsylvania!

Rose Tree Tavern Bricked Up After MoveRose Tree Tavern had been sitting vacant for many years, with its windows bricked up and not doing much but slowly losing its roofing material with the changes in the seasons. 

The Inn used to sit real close to the intersection of Providence Road (252) and Rose Tree Road.  Built in 1739 this tavern was built close to an intersection as many taverns were in those days to accommodate travelers on their travels around the county.

In 2004 it was moved back off of that intersection and has sat quietly bricked up and waiting for its renovation.

Now the renovation is underway and when the work is finished in approximately a year's time it will be the new location for the Visitor Bureau of Delaware and the Delaware County Sports Hall of Fame.

The revived tavern will bring added life to the Rose Tree Park and offer much to the rich history of Delaware County.

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Rose Tree Park

Rose Tree Tavern Sitting Quietly off the intersection of 252 and Rose Tree Road.

Tavern Moved Back Off IntersectionTavern Moved Back Off The Intersection in 2004

The renovation has begun......the roof is being replaced.....

Replacing the RoofNo More Bricks In The Windows pathways being made.

It will be a beauty when the work is done!Renovation work

It will be great to have this building back in operation again!

(Written by Gloria)


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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Gloria:  It is so great that such a "storied" building that has been a part of the countryside for such a long time... is being renovated.  The updating looks great so far.  Too bad it couldn't stay a "tavern."  Just my silly opinion.  I wonder if they could combine what the locals have planned for it... and save some room for the tavern part.  Anyway... great news... and a great post, and great photos.  Nicely done.

I think this is a great "Localism" post... so I am going to hit the "suggest" button in the hopes that it will get featured.  Cross your fingers.  <smile>

Nov 08, 2010 03:33 PM #1
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
The C Team

I am very glad to see that this building is being restored!  Far too many of our treasure haven't been.  Keep us updated on the progress!

Nov 08, 2010 04:58 PM #2
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

So good to see that the Rose Tree Tavern is now undergoing a renovation and will be put to good use.

Nov 09, 2010 01:17 AM #3
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Karen, Thanks so much for your comments.  I am with you about bringing back the tavern experience.  It could be a great attraction to have it operating as a period piece from it's earlier days -- costumes and simple food and beer offerings--at least at the grand opening.

Tony, Yes we lose too many buildings around here.  I'm so glad this one has survived.

Craig.  It will be a great place to visit.

Thanks all for stopping by.

Nov 09, 2010 01:38 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Doug and Gloria - It is always a great thing when communities realize the wonder of historical buildings.  I'm glad this one is being preserved and renovated!

Nov 09, 2010 12:25 PM #5
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Myrl, It is a great thing.  I remember this place from years ago when is sat so close to the road and am so glad that there were people willing to fight for it's survival.  I remember many other buildings from my youth that did not have the same fate and I wish I had a photo of them.

Thanks for stopping.

Nov 09, 2010 01:13 PM #6
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Gloria - It is wonderful when communities appreciate the historical vallue of these old buildings.  I hope you will share a picture when the renovation is complete.

Nov 12, 2010 12:03 AM #7
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Nice to see them save such a historic building, especially since it’s also very old.

Nov 12, 2010 12:38 PM #8
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I remember when they moved it !!!!!!!!!!! It was right on the road prior !!!!

Nov 14, 2010 10:07 AM #9
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Doug this is interesting and I like the photo presentation.  Have a good day!

Nov 18, 2010 10:26 PM #10

Yes very happy about the renovations to the Old Tavern and also wish at least part of it could be used as it was in the old days.  Do you know if part of the tavern was added to over the years?  It seams that one section of stone is different than the other.  Also, are all 4 sides going to be stone?  One side is stucco.

Dec 26, 2010 07:18 AM #11
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

I love to see these old buildings restored instead of torn down and replaced with some modern design.   You just can't capture that original character and charm of the older architecture in a new construction.  Be sure to post the completed pictures when they're done!

Jan 04, 2011 07:26 AM #12
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Pam, I am so glad this building has survived.  I remember a few other taverns that have not.

Jim, Some people had the power to keep this one alive.

Mike, Yes it was amazing to see this get prepped and moved.  A very big deal.

Barbara, Thank you.

Shirley, I forget the history on this....will have to research again.  It is stucco right now, but not sure if that is the end result.  Stone would be my preference!

Barbara, I look forward to the completion!  Will definately post more photos.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!


Jan 04, 2011 07:54 AM #13
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Gloria, I love to see beautiful old buildings such as the Rose Tree Tavern restored, cared for and used.

Feb 05, 2011 09:42 AM #14
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Maria, It will be wonderful when it is up and running!

Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 05, 2011 10:23 AM #15
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