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Marlow House (site)

Formerly/Also Known As Miller's Tavern

4466 National Pike
Markleysburg, PA 15459

From Searright's The Old Pike (1894):

Next comes the old Marlow House. This is a large two-story brick building, near the summit of a long hill. On the opposite side of the road a large stable was erected, capable of sheltering a hundred horses, and now in a decaying condition. The indispensable water-trough was here also. This house was built and kept as a tavern by Benjamin Miller, the grandfather of Ben, Jeff and Sam Miller, of Uniontown. Miller sold the property to James Marlow. Marlow kept it a long time, and died in it. At the time of his death he was superintendent of the road. He was a short, heavy set, quiet man, and came from Maryland. He had several sons, all of whom went west many years ago, and one of them is now the proprietor of the 'American Hotel,' in the city of Denver. Benjamin Miller was once a candidate for the Legislature, and pending his canvass declared, 'By the Eternal, if the people did not elect him he would go up on the hill overlooking Harrisburg, and look down with contempt upon the Capitol.' He was not elected.

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