Friends Saving Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern

American Legion Langley Post #496 fundraiser George Washington’s Birthday (PDF)

Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust, Inc. and the American Legion Langley Post #496 will be hosting a fundraiser to save the Old Stone Tavern on George Washington’s Birthday. There will be live music, a cash bar, and information regarding the history of the Old Stone Tavern (Circa 1782).

EVENT: Rock for the Old Stone Tavern
DATE: Saturday, February 22
TIME: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
LOCATION: American Legion Langley Post #496, 2863 Chartiers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15204
LIVE MUSIC BY: Boat Nectar, Braden Mills, Moosetracks
ADMISSION: $10 per person
Proceeds benefit the Old Stone Tavern and the American Legion
TICKETS: Available at the door on the night of the event

The Old Stone Tavern is the oldest commercial building in Pittsburgh, dating back to at least 1782. It is located at 434 Greentree Road, Pitssburgh, PA 15220 in the West End neighborhood of Pittsburgh, formerly known as Temperanceville. Through its long history, it had hosted at least 109 Veterans of the American Revolution, served as a meetinghouse during the Whiskey Rebellion for at least 91 of the Whiskey Boys, and hosted at least 16 Veterans of the War of 1812.

For media inquiries or additional information, please contact Norene Beatty (President, Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust) at (412) 266-5122 or norene628@yahoo.com or Chad Glover (Board Member, Pittsburgh’s Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust) at (412) 260-0484 or
chad.glover@oldstonetavern.com.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Tavern Ledger

From 1793 to 1797, in a script fine and feathery, an Old Stone Tavern innkeeper recorded the names and accounts of his pioneer patrons. He wrote down, still using English pounds and shillings, what his customers ate, what they drank and what they bought, from beef and bacon, cloth and clothing, to hay and oats for their horses.

As the earliest written record of the tavern, the ledger serves of a who’s who of early Western Pennsylvania patriots. In fact, some 109 American Revolutionary soldiers downed a pint or two at this favorite watering hole.

The Tavern, believed to have come alive in 1782, still stands at the corner of Greentree Rd and Woodville Ave in Pittsburgh’s West End, and our Carnegie Library is in possession this Tavern ledger, recently lovingly restored, which also spans a critical time in the Whiskey Rebellion over federal taxation. Members feel that finding this ledger is like finding the Rosetta Stone of Pittsburgh history.

Sadly, despite having Pittsburgh Historical designation, the Tavern is privately owned and falling into disrepair.

The Pittsburgh Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust aims to secure ownership of the tavern and its property, provide for its long-term preservation, and educate the public about its significance in United States history.

Revitilization Case For Support - PDF

Our vision for a revitalization of the Tavern and surrounding properties is covered in a 50 page book we’ve published, which you are invited to review and share with anyone interested, but especially possible developers!

In pursuit of our mission we meet monthly to follow any leads uncovered, and our president Norene Beatty gives frequent talks to groups educate about the Tavern, and especially the Whiskey Revolution. Please enjoy the information on our website, and contact us if you would like to know more about the Tavern, or have ideas about investors.

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