Bischoff Inn

Tamaqua, PA

Charming inn in Tamaqua, PA revisits local history

Located in the residential west end of the Tamaqua National Historic District, a former furniture factory from the 1870s now serves as the newest boutique hotel in town. With the guidance of Warehaus and Gina Douty Preservation, Owner Maria Stabio, who is also a Barnesville artist and photographer, spent the past few years converting the 6,000 sf building into a five-room venue.
Project Details
Torat, Ltd.
6,000 sf
Completion Date
Architecture, Historic
Owner Maria Stabio, Barnesville artist and photographer

We listen.

Financing for the project was assisted by the Tamaqua City Revitalization and Improvement Zone Authority and State and Federal Tax Credits. To secure credits for the rehabilitation of a historic structure, Stabio worked with Warehaus to ensure the project, including the main house and long barn, met the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and followed HARB submission requirements.

We design.

Warehaus defined the historic value/ condition of the structure, assessed the current conditions, proposed treatment for the structure and prepared presentations for review. In partnership with structural engineering firm C.S. Davidson, they also provided recommendations for treatment of sidewalk level windows, water proofing of the sidewalk/foundation interface, new brick sidewalk section, and front concrete stoop interface, structural reinforcing of the main building framing system to meet the SIS, treatment of the existing stone walls in the rear of the building and treatment of the existing door openings.
Exterior of the Bischoff Inn, a historic boutique hotel in Tamaqua.

We deliver.

The Bischoff Inn has retained the building’s historic elements while incorporating modern touches. Each of the five guest rooms includes a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, smart TV, desk, and more. The second-floor junior suite includes all of these amenities plus a more spacious sitting area, pullout sofa bed, and a large bath. The inn’s communal lounge includes an entertainment center and kitchenette with a coffee machine. The inn will also host events and serve those seeking accommodations for weddings, anniversaries, parties, celebrations, and more.

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