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Source: U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz Representing the 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania
Date: July 29, 2005
Byline: Press Release

Representative Schwartz Announces $150,000 Federal Grant for Historic Black Horse Inn

CONTACT: Rachel Leed, 202-225-6111

Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-Pa.) announced that she has secured a $150,000 federal grant for further preservation and conservation efforts at the historic Black Horse Inn.

The funds were included in the Save America's Treasures program within the Fiscal Year 2006 Interior and Environmental Appropriations Act. The bill passed the House, with Rep. Schwartz's support, by a vote of 410 to 10.

In announcing the grant, Schwartz praised local organizations for their efforts to preserve the historic landmark.

"Friends of Historic Bethlehem Pike, the Springfield Township Historical Society, local elected officials, as well as local citizens, should be applauded for their hard work to preserve and protect the Black Horse Inn," said Representative Schwartz.

"I am honored to be able to support the efforts already underway to preserve the Black Horse Inn by securing a $150,000 federal grant for conservation efforts. The inn is a well-known landmark and I am pleased to help insure the site's historic integrity is preserved," added Schwartz.

Built in 1774, the Black Horse Inn is located in Flourtown, Pennsylvania alongside of busy Bethlehem Pike. Through the years, the tavern has served as a landmark for countless travelers making their way through the Philadelphia region.

Note to media: In the coming days, Representative Schwartz's office will announce a formal check presentation to the Black Horse Inn. For more information please contact Rachel Magnuson at 202-225-6111.