We are so excited to be celebrating thirty years of hospitality at Lafayette Inn in historic Easton, Pennsylvania! Thirty years ago a group of architects and investors had the vision of taking a dilapidated, abandoned house and making it into one of Easton’s finest treasures. This year we celebrate that vision and thirty years of gracious service to the community. The inn opened on December 19, 1986 and we are celebrating with 30 days of historical facts, fun throwback photos and great giveaways. Watch our Facebook Page for details.
If you’ve visited us before you know that the inn in situated on College Hill, in an area that once was farm land outside of “town”. The Wagoner Family owned a great deal of it and in the late 1800’s their farm parcel was divided up among their children. One daughter, Elizabeth Wagoner Leary, used her parcel to build our elegant mansion as an investment property by in 1895. It was rented out to then superintendent of Ingersoll Iron Works, George Elder. Through the early part of the twentieth century the building changed hands many times, serving as a family home and later as apartments. In 1958 it was purchased by the Lafayette College fraternity Pi Lambda Phi. When the fraternity disbanded the once grand home was left vacant and deteriorating.
Enter those visionaries in 1986. John Capellano purchased the building and, with the help of Paul Felder at The Architectural Studio of Easton and others, restored the blighted-eyesore to its former glory. And then some! On December 19, 1986, The Lafayette Inn opened its doors to its first paying guests.
Today the inn’s eighteen antique-filled guest rooms and suites offer the most distinguished accommodations in Easton. The magnificently appointed parlor and outdoor spaces are also available for corporate meetings and social gatherings. Current owners, Paul and Laura Di Liello, continue to provide loving care to the building and to their guests and look forward to helping the inn reach further milestone anniversaries. They invite the community to join them in celebrating 30 years of hospitality. Watch our Facebook Page for 30 days of fun facts, history, and great giveaways.