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Brashear's Tavern (closed)

Formerly/Also Known As Brashear House, Searight's Tavern

501 Market Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

From Searight's The Old Pike (1894):

A few steps below the Workman House> an old tavern was kept by Bazil [Basil] Brashear, and subsequently by James Searight, who left it in 1836, to take charge of the 'National House' in Washington, Pennsylvania. The Brashear House was a station for many years of one or more of the early stage lines, and in 1825 Gen. Lafayette dined at this house while on his way from Washington, Pennsylvania, to Uniontown. This old house, built of stone, is still standing, owned and occupied as a private residence by the widow of the late Westley Frost. Bazil Brashear was a brother-in-law of Thomas Brown, the founder of Brownsville, and the grandfather of Prof. Brashear, the distinguished astronomer of Pittsburg[sp].

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