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Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brashear House

 
 
Brashear House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
1. Brashear House Marker
Inscription. John A. Brashear, astronomer, educator, was born here 1840. His grandfather kept the Brashear House, a leading tavern. In 1825 Lafayette spoke from its doorway to the people of Brownsville.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.298′ N, 79° 52.751′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (technically Union Street here) (U.S. 40) and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Market Street (technically Union Street here). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philander Knox (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brownsville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Redstone Old Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dunlapís Creek Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. John A. Brashear; the autobiography of a man who loved the stars. 1924 book edited by W. Lucien Scaife. Full text online. (Submitted on December 8, 2006.) 

2. John Brashear at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Brashear House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 27, 2006
2. Brashear House and Marker

3. Brashear House - Behind the Marker. Explore PA History (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationNotable Buildings
 
Brashear house with marker on left image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
3. Brashear house with marker on left
Brashear House image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
4. Brashear House
John Brashear image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1924
5. John Brashear
Picture from the autobiography of John Brashear, the scientific instrument maker
The Brashear House in Brownsville, PA image. Click for full size.
By Earle R. Forest, October 3, 1951
6. The Brashear House in Brownsville, PA
Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
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