Century Inn is getting a $100,000 tax credit to help compensate with the cost of restoration from a 2015 fire.

The credit is awarded through the state’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program, which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

A historic landmark dating to 1794, the two-story inn in Scenery Hill was restored and partially rebuilt at a cost of $1.8 million. It reopened in mid-February 2018.

“Century Inn has a rich and storied history and remains one of the region’s most important historical landmarks,” said state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Carroll Township, who announced the tax credit. “I appreciate all the work that has gone into repairing and preserving this beautiful part of our region’s heritage, and I am thankful that this funding will support that worthwhile effort.”

About $3 million in tax credits is being awarded in this round of state funding, to be used to leverage about $113 million in redevelopment funding.

Business Writer

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

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