Red Lion Inn. Torresdale, Pa.Historical Images of Philadelphia Castner Scrapbook Collection
Item No: pdcc01196
Title: Red Lion Inn. Torresdale, Pa.Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Printed postcard showing a side and front view of the historic inn, which dates back to 1726. Shows the old stone arch bridge spanning Poquessing Creek in the distance. The tall shop sign, decorated with a lion, stands above the the corner of the covered porch.
Located on Kings Highway (now Bristol Pike), the Red Lion was an important relay station for New York stage coaches from as early as 1726. During the Revolutionary war General Washington stayed here for one night while the army bivouacked on the hillside during their march on Yorktown in 1781. The inn was destroyed by fire in 1991.
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.11
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler