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Danville Past and Present
Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
A Collection of
Historical And Biographical Sketches,
By: D. H. B. Brower
Harrisburg, PA.:
Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder
1881



The Revere House

     This house formerly known as the "Pennsylvania House," is a
large frame structure on the corner of Mill and Front streets, near
the bridge and convenient to the court-house.  John Gulick first
opened it as a hotel in 1812, having bought the property from
Daniel Montgomery.  Philip Goodman kept the "Pennsylvania
House" for sometime previous to 1818.  In that year he completed
the building of his new hotel, now the "Union Hall."  In 1829
John Gulick sold the property to John Rhodes.  He greatly im-
proved it.  He died in 1852.  It still belongs to his heirs.  Va-
rious parties kept the house previous to 1860, among whom was
George W. Freeze.  In 1866 it was kept by Charles Savage; in 1868
by Mr. Lindner and in 1870 by Joseph M. Geringer.  In March,
1872, James V. Gillaspy took charge of the house and conducted
it with marked success to the present time.  In 1875 the house was
thoroughly rejuvenated inside and outside.  Rooms were differently
and more conveniently arranged.  It was newly plastered, painted,
and papered and newly furnished in every department.  In Marhc,
1880, the old name of "Pennsylvania House" was taken down by
Mr. Gillaspy, and "Revere House" put in its place.  It is now 
known far and wide as the "Revere House."  Mr. Gillaspy has
added much to the popularity of the house and has won by his urban-
ity and pleasant accommodations a large share of public patronage.
The inviting and home-like comforts afforded at the Revere, can
not fail of appreciation by a discrininating public; as well us its
proximity to the court-house and the business center of the town.



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