Boalsburg Tavern

Back in 2009, when I visited the Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, we drove by an old Georgian-style stone building called Duffy’s Boalsburg Tavern. Looking it up now, I discover it was built in 1819 and was first owned by Col. James Johnson. It operated continuously until the building was damaged by fire in 1934. Within three years, it was restored and reopened. Harry Duffy purchased it 1946. He named it Duffy’s Tavern and ran it until his death in 1961. It is part of the Boalsburg Historic District and is included in the Historic American Buildings Survey.