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

J. A. Decker House

118 York Ave.

 
 
J. A. Decker House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
1. J. A. Decker House Marker
Inscription.  

Built in 1897 by J. A. Decker, a wealthy lumberman and banker, this home is a frame free classic variant of Queen Anne Victorian style. It has a wrap-around porch with pedestaled columns and spindled balustrade; arched pedestaled columns at the entryway; triple window with broken pediment; Paladian window; tower bay with swag frieze and dormer; double entry with cut glass; and pedimented porches.

Decker built this impressive 30-room home for his family. The interior of the house features oak, cherry and pine woodwork and floors. The third floor was originally a ballroom later modified into guest rooms by the Mandeville family who bought the home in the early 1900's.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 41° 46.439′ N, 76° 26.674′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of York Avenue (U.S. 6) and Huston Street, on the right when traveling north on York Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 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.

J. A. Decker House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
2. J. A. Decker House and Marker
Dr. Samuel Huston House (a few steps from this marker); David Wilmot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maxwell-Bennett House (about 400 feet away); James H. Hawes House (about 700 feet away); Guy Hulett Watkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Boyle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Overton House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Regarding J. A. Decker House. The building contributes to the Towanda Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Towanda Historic District Registration Form. (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 42 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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