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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Canal House

100 River St.

 
 
The Canal House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2008
1. The Canal House Marker
Inscription.  This imposing 18-room structure is a cross between Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. It is sometimes referred to as “Foster Hall” because of its association with Stephen Foster’s family. Ephriam Baird, a Philadelphia lawyer who is buried in Riverside Cemetery here, leased this house to William Foster, Stephen’s brother from 1850 to 1852, thus the name “Foster Hall.”

It is believed the mansion-like house was built prior to 1840. One of only a few brick houses in the area, it features three porches with ionic columns and geometric cast iron grills over frieze windows.
 
Location. 41° 46.171′ N, 76° 26.502′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Merrill Parkway (River Street) south of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Merrill Parkway (River Street), Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Towanda First Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Macfarlane House
The Canal House (<i>wide view; marker visible on right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2008
2. The Canal House (wide view; marker visible on right)
(about 400 feet away); Towanda Public Library (about 500 feet away); The Daily Review (about 500 feet away); Edward Overton House (about 500 feet away); Stephen Foster (about 500 feet away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large, embossed metal plaque, mounted at eye-level on a metal post.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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