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The Shawnee Inn (Buckwood Inn)

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Buckwood Inn
1910–1911, C. C. Worthington. Hollow Rd. (PA 461), 3.4 miles northeast of Delaware Water Gap
  • (© George E. Thomas)

After making a fortune in steam-powered tractors, New York engineer C. C. Worthington sold his business and turned his attention to building a resort where he had previously hunted and fished. With the example of William Price's fireproof hotels in Atlantic City, he used reinforced concrete and hollow tile to construct the Buckwood Inn. The broad V of the main facade, screened by porches and offering views toward the Delaware River across the front lawn, recalls Cape May hotels fronting the ocean of half a century before. The hotel was renamed The Shawnee Inn in 1943. Despite numerous additions and changes, it offers an excellent example of a fully operational resort. The golf course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "The Shawnee Inn (Buckwood Inn)", [East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 519-519.

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