New Owners Plan to Keep ‘Historic Village Feel’ at Dilworthtown Inn Property

Image of the Dilworthtown Inn via the Chester County Conference and Vistors Bureau.

The Dilworthtown Inn, a historic landmark that dates back to 1758, and eight other structures – which are part of a three-acre property in Birmingham Township – have been sold for $5.5 million to Painter House Suites, writes Natalie Kostelni for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The Dilworthtown Inn has been closed for the last 10 months after the death of the previous co-owner, James E. Barnes.

The new owners, Frank and Susan Rupp of Painter House Suites, buy historic properties and fashion them into office space that they then lease out to tenants who are looking for a single, dedicated office.

In addition to the eight buildings, the acquisition also includes everything associated with the property, including telephone numbers, websites, a billboard, name rights, and its Facebook page.

Now, the owners plan to make their latest investment more mixed-use.

“Our vision and hope are to keep it as much as it has been and keep the historic village feel that it has,” said Susan.

As a result, their plans call for a blend of restaurants, office, and residential space, with more options still on the table.

Read more about the Dilworthtown Inn in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.