Developer Buys Bucks County Landmark, Plans Restoration and Expansion

Image via the Logan Inn's website

Image via the Logan Inn’s website

It looks as though there will be a new life for Bucks County’s Logan Inn, as the historic building at 10 West Ferry Street in New Hope has been sold in a deal totaling $5.6 million.

The property was purchased by Landmark Hospitality, a developer out of Jersey City, New Jersey, who plans to restore the original inn building and construct a distinctive addition that will create new hotel rooms and a conference space.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Logan Inn dates back to 1722, when the site was established as a tavern by New Hope founder John Wells. Its new incarnation will see an addition of two new structures to the site, including a glass transition that joins the original building with a new section with a mansard roof, the latter of which will house 22 additional rooms and an event space for conferences and weddings.

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Halloween Special: A List of Spooky Places Near Philadelphia That Doesn’t Include Eastern State

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Photo of New Hope’s haunted Logan Inn by Laura Kicey

Halloween is just a day away and ‘scariest places’ lists have been appearing everywhere. The most mentioned site in the Philly area? Eastern State Penitentiary, course.

Although Eastern State has certainly earned the honor, we thought it best to bring lesser known, but just as equally spooky, ‘haunted’ locations to the foreground.

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New Hope’s Famously Haunted Logan Inn Is on the Market for $6.7M

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Photo by Laura Kicey

Talk about historic properties. The Logan Inn was once built as a humble tavern, but became an inn around 1727. It’s the oldest running inn in Bucks County, and the fifth oldest in the U.S., one manager said. But the more important fact? Its vaunted paranormal reputation.

The New Hope building has regular visits from ghost-hunting believers and skeptics alike. It’s part of the New Hope Ghost Hunting tour, and has been featured in innumerable media accounts of haunted properties. There are at least eight ghosts rumored to roam the halls, but sometimes people simply hear boot steps on the floors or see furniture move. Video evidence is, shall we say, debatable, but word of mouth (and book and TV) keeps people coming back. Take this example from this Yahoo! travel post:

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