Historic Nazareth Hotel in Downtown Nazareth, PA

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. RS297130

Today turned out to be a gorgeous winter day with the sun shining and temperatures around 50 degrees, which is a heat wave for around here at this time of year.  With it being so nice, I decided to take a stroll around downtown Nazareth, PA.  On my walk, I happened to pass the old Nazareth Hotel, which is now Nazareth Furniture (a local store) and Nazareth Hardware.  I decided to go inside and check out the furniture.  I hadn't been in there in years. 

The old Nazareth Hotel is a Victorian Style building built sometime in the late 1800's.  It has 4 floors with a basement.  As you walk through the building, you notice that much of the structure is original.  The windows are old, not the modern insulated windows from today.  The floors in each of the rooms are the old plank flooring.  The doors have been removed from each room, but the ones to the closets are still there.  The hallways seem to have the flooring replaced, but tried to match the old look.  All the rooms have the room numbers on them.  Some of the rooms even have the first telephones that were the crank type on the wall.  It is quite amazing how close to original this hotel has been kept. 

Believe it or not, as you walk around each of the rooms, they are set up with bedroom sets.  Some of the rooms had sitting rooms and they are set up as such.  Now floors 2 - 4 are hotel rooms, with about 30 rooms on each floor.  Just imagine, a different bedroom set in each room.  I could never imagine that sort of variety in bedroom sets.  In the hallways, there are desks, tables and chairs set up.  On the main floor you have living room furniture and dining furniture.  In the basement, more dining furniture is to be found. 

Not only does Nazareth Furniture sell furniture, but also tapestries, artwork and lamps.  All the merchandise is more along the lines of older models, not modern.  Along the way, you may also come across some antiques.  For example, I saw an old antique rocking horse, restored.  It was beautiful.  If I had the room and the money, I would have bought it for myself.

Walking through Nazareth Furniture is quite an adventure.  Plus, you can manage to get lost in there.  I used to take my children through there every once in a while, when they were growing up,  in the winter time, Just to have something different to do. 

If you ever come to Nazareth, PA, take a stroll through Nazareth Furniture.  It is a place you will always remember.  It's not like any other you have seen.

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

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Judi Glamb
Coldwell Banker Hearthside - Hellertown, PA
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Thanks for the post.  I'll have to head up there - soon!
Dec 29, 2007 05:07 PM #1
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BLR Guy
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Brigita..sounds pretty cool..wish you had a picture or two.They really don't make things like they used to,so it is very nice to here this story
Dec 30, 2007 05:01 AM #2
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Brigita McKelvie
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA

Judi:

It's a really neat place to take a walk through.  If you like history, you will enjoy it.  You'll also get a kick out of the different furniture.

Dec 30, 2007 08:47 AM #3
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Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA

BLR Guy:

When I took my walk, I didn't have my camera with me because I never thought I would be doing a post about my walk.  I do plan on taking photos of the different historic sites in Nazareth, including Nazareth Furniture (aka Nazareth Hotel).  So, once I get the photo, I will update this post.

 

Dec 30, 2007 08:50 AM #4
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Joyce

Yesterday, July 18, 2009,  I went into the Nazareth Furniture Store and was drawn in by the building.  My friend and I asked the salesperson what year the hotel was built and she said 1772.  She even said there are stories about "who slept there" over the years...and yes, some say "George Washington slept there".  Room after room of furniture in those aniquated rooms is fascinating. Sometimes you get the feeling that the floor is pitched.  The basement, with the original stone walls feels as if you are walking through the catacombs. On the first floor the original switchboard is there to view.  We went up into the round room on the top floor.  I flet like the floor was going to give out......

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Joyce:

Whenever I walk through that building, I feel like I have gone back in time and walking through that era.

Brigita

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