History

fireplaceThe Lead Horse Bed and Breakfast is located in this historic landmark also known as The Cedars and is indeed the proprietorís home. The House is on the National Historic Registry.

The three-story gothic Victorian home, The Allison Mansion, was built in the late 1870ís by William M. Allison as a wedding gift for his bride. He intended it to be "the finest in the valley" and most materials came from the family farms and industries. The glass was said to have been purchased in Harrisburg and the fireplace marble from Shields, England.

Much to the skepticism of the local people in the 1870ís was the inclusion of a central heating system. The home also had running water and closets in the bedrooms! Of particular interest and beauty are the massive, solid, native walnut doors, trim and open sweeping staircase -- a gem of outstanding craftsmanship.

Still standing are several outbuildings, including the brick summer kitchen. The bed and breakfast is situated on three acres of lawns gardens and woods with winding pathways; delightful in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

 

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