COAL TOWNSHIP — A local property owner met with the Coal Township Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Board of Appeals on Wednesday afternoon to request an exemption for a 200-year-old building, which she recently purchased at 2125 State Route 54, and is seeking to restore as a public venue.

On May 17, 2018, Mary Lenig, of Coal Township, purchased the former C.Q. McWilliams Stone House, which was constructed in 1810, and is located directly across the highway from the Roaring Creek Tract of Weiser State Forest. She indicated to the board that she would like to reopen it to the public as a tavern/restaurant with upstairs lodging without having to perform significant reconstructive work necessary to comply with the UCC, which would essentially require her to demolish or significantly alter many parts of the historic structure.

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