Black Horse Inn in United States

Black Horse Inn

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First elephant arrived1821
Opened for public1744
Last elephant left1822
Address Flourtown
Zip-code PA 19031
Place Philadelphia
Country United States


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Black Horse Inn, located at Flourtown, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States , was founded in 1744, opened for public in 1744 and the first elephant arrived in 1821. The last elephant left in 1822.

Comments / picturesBlack Horse Inn, also known as Sampson & the Lion, is a historic inn and tavern located in Flourtown, Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built in 1744, and is a 2+1⁄2-story, stuccoed stone structure, with a 1-story, stone kitchen addition in the rear. The original section measures 16 Feet by 18 Feet, and the kitchen addition 15 Feet by 15 Feet. In 1833, a three-story addition was made to the north and between 1880 and 1908, three one-story additions were made to the rear. Also in 1833, a one-story porch was added to the front, west, and south sides. The building is in the Federal style.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Black Horse Inn, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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