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York’s Historical Markers on the Square–Part 2

This is the second on my series on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers in York’s Continental/Center Square. It marks the site of the Black Horse Tavern, one of the earliest buildings in York, The proprietor, Baltzer Spengler, was one of York’s very early leading citizens.

The marker, in the northwest quadrant of the square, reads:

Black Horse Tavern
Old tavern stood on this site, which was the lot granted to Baltzer Spengler by the sons of William Penn for services in the laying out of York in 1741.

Along with the other four markers that grace the square and inform visitors as well as local people, it is included in guidebooks, on the PHMC Historical Marker website and many other online sources. Here is the Black Horse Tavern page from the national HMdb.org online database.

Follow this link to the first marker: The Provincial Courthouse.
I hope the markers will remain on the square to share our heritage with many generations to come.