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

Frank Overton House

112 Bridge St.

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
1. Frank Overton House Marker
Inscription.  

On land once owned by William Means, Frank Overton had this handsome residence designed by architect W. B. Camp of Athens. The contractor was William Welch of Towanda. Frank Overton was married to Elizabeth Means who inherited the land from her grandfather, William Means, first settler of Towanda Borough. Her grandmother Elizabeth Fox Means was the first pioneer child born in the county. This beautiful Queen Anne three-story building built in 1894 has a tower with tent roof; intersecting gable with pergola; decorative boxed pediment with incised frieze; and dentilated cornice and porch elements.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 41° 45.926′ N, 76° 26.653′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Bridge 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. Citizens National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Bradford County Jail

Frank Overton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
2. Frank Overton House Marker
(about 300 feet away); Masonic Building (about 400 feet away); The Keystone Theatre (about 500 feet away); 1922 Train Station (about 600 feet away); American Hotel (about 600 feet away); History of 312 Main St. (about 600 feet away); The Creamery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Regarding Frank Overton House. The building contributes to the Towanda Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Towanda Historic District.
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(Submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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