Preservation Pennsylvania, Friends of the Hoke House
The Hoke House, also known as the Weist Tavern, is a ca. 1750 tavern along the former Monocacy Trail, a major north/south transportation route prior to the Revolutionary War. The tavern is among the oldest in York County and witnessed the passing of George Washington on his journey to York from Taneytown Maryland, and the transportation of goods, troops and prisoners during the Revolutionary War, including General Wayne and his brigade on their way to Yorktowne, VA.
The tavern was later converted to a residence and a prosperous working farm was developed on the surrounding property. The building is now threatened with demolition.
Warehaus provided research and documentation services to complete a Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form for the site, in an effort to document the building’s historic significance and attract a buyer who will preserve and rehabilitate the building, rather than demolish it.