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Addison in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Petersburg Toll House

 
 
The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2020
1. The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker
Inscription.  The old Petersburg Toll House is the only hand-cut native stone toll house in Pennsylvania. It is an authentic reflection of the structure as it existed in 1835 when toll collection began. The interior with its original flooring and period furnishings convey a sense of what domestic life was like for the toll collector and his family whose annual salary was about $200.00 plus free living quarters.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 39° 44.794′ N, 79° 20.092′ W. Marker is in Addison, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 834 Main Street, Addison PA 15411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great War (a few steps from this marker); Great Crossings (a few steps from this marker); Washington-Braddock Road 1754-55 (a few steps from this marker); Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Bell and Cone (about 500
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Toll House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Honor Roll (approx. 1.2 miles away); National Road (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
The Toll House Keeper image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
2. The Toll House Keeper
The marker is visible covered in snow at the foot of Alan Cottrill statue of the Toll House Keeper.
The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2020
3. The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker
The Old Petersburg Toll House and Toll Gates image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
4. The Old Petersburg Toll House and Toll Gates
The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
5. The Old Petersburg Toll House Marker
This is a previous iteration of the plaque with identical text.
National Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 29, 2009
6. National Register of Historic Places Plaque
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Daughters of the American Revolution image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, May 26, 2005
7. Daughters of the American Revolution
Great Crossings Chapter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 12, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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