A15. Century Inn


Client: Megin Harrington

Architecture Firm: Margittai Architects

Contractor: Waller Corporation

Engineers: Conway Engineering

Photographer: Breanna Kristian Photography & Pittsburgh Real Estate Media

Consultants: J.A. Saur Co.; Merit Electrical Group; Pine Hollow Mechanical, Inc.; DeFrank & Son Custom Cabinets, Inc.; Arch Masonry & Restoration; Heritage Restoration

On August 18, 2015, Western Pennsylvania lost one of its most iconic buildings – Century Inn – to a fire which began in a mechanical room. The inn, which had been operating since 1788 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, had been visited by notable figures like Andrew Jackson, Marquis de Lafayette, and Abraham Lincoln. Over the next 2-1/2 years, the Owners worked with a dedicated team of Architect, contractor, and local craftsmen, to restore the inn to its former glory. Reopened in April 2018, Century Inn now features its existing stone walls and hand hewn heavy timber ceilings as well as replicated windows, made of historical glass, on its first-floor facade. The inn also features nine guest rooms, updated fire and safety systems, a chef’s table in a room adjacent to the state-of-the-art kitchen, four separate historic dining rooms, a tavern and an outdoor gazebo.