Major Jared B. Fisher House (The Hummingbird Room)
Now a fine-dining restaurant called The Hummingbird Room, this beautiful historic home was built in 1856 by its namesake, Major Jared B. Fisher. Its design is a unique blend of Greek and Gothic Revival styles and as such is a fine example of pre-Civil War architecture. Fisher served as the captain of the Marion Infantry, a local volunteer military organization, from 1850-1859. The home has been well maintained over the years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
The restaurant was founded in 1993 by Chef Eric Sarnow, who honed his cooking skills in France. Three years later, he and his wife moved to Philadelphia. After six years, they moved to Bellefonte to open the Hummingbird Room.
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