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

James H. Hawes House

217 York Ave.

 
 
James H. Hawes House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2008
1. James H. Hawes House Marker
Inscription.  In the late 1800’s James H. Hawes built this magnificent Queen Anne home displaying twin gables and very elaborate spindled porches, including a porte-cochere. Born in London, England, James came to this country with his father, a toy manufacturer. The elder Hawes began manufacturing toys in New York City, but later went to Newark, NJ where his son James became a business partner. In 1861 James came with his family to Monroeton where he started a small toy factory with his brother George. The business started with ten employees and increased to nearly two hundred. In 1881 James purchased his brother’s interest in the business and later moved the industry to Towanda, just north of the Historic District in a neighborhood still called Toytown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 46.543′ N, 76° 26.748′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on York Avenue (U.S. 6) south of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside
James H. Hawes House Marker (<i>wide view; front of house in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2008
2. James H. Hawes House Marker (wide view; front of house in background)
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the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 York Avenue, 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. Maxwell-Bennett House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Wilmot (about 400 feet away); J. A. Decker House (about 700 feet away); Dr. Samuel Huston House (about 700 feet away); Guy Hulett Watkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Boyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.3 miles away); William W. Hawes House (approx. 0.3 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
 
James H. Hawes House (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 29, 2008
3. James H. Hawes House (southeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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