Incorporating several periods of construction, this rambling brick building served as the town's leading hotel for more than a century. The first unit, no longer standing, dated from 1786; the second, built in 1790, is now the west section on German Street, a three-bay structure with tall first-floor windows. In 1809 the corner section, with four bays on both street facades, was built. Both sections share the same cornice and roofline, although the older section is two stories tall, and the newer, with much shorter ceiling heights, is three. The two-story extension on Princess Street was erected by 1815. After its use as a hotel ceased, the building served from 1921 to 1953 as Rumsey Hall, a men's dormitory for Shepherd College. It was subsequently used as faculty apartments and a warehouse. In 1979 the Historic Shepherdstown Commission began a long-term restoration, and the Entler now serves as a museum, exhibit space, and offices.
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