During the research that follows, we have found many discrepancies among the “facts” of numerous authors. Most of these discrepancies were in dates. After purchasing the building in 2019 my wife and I went to the Blair County Courthouse and requested copies of all previous deeds for the property. These have proven to be one of the most valuable resources we have as legal documents are filed in the courthouse. We feel that the dates listed on the deeds are accurate as pertains to events in the life of the building.
In Tyrone, as in any town, there is a unique history, and the history of this building is also clearly tied to national history. Long before anyone inhabited this area wild buffalo roamed here. The Pennsylvania colony was granted to William Penn in 1681, the mountainous central and western portions of the territory were not extensively settled until the mid-18th century.