SWIFTWATER, Pa. - After 229 years, the Swiftwater Inn will close its doors for good today and prepare for the wrecking ball.

The owner, Anthony Maula, and his partner, Stephen Setar, expect to replace it with another bar and restaurant, or a hotel on the 27-acre site. Maula and Setar bought the landmark inn, restaurant, bar and grill in 2005 and planned to refurbish it, but said they were advised by inspectors to tear down the structure for safety reasons.

The Swiftwater Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, having provided defense and fortification functions between 1750 and 1799. - AP