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

Dr. Samuel Huston House

109 York Ave.

 
 
Dr. Samuel Huston House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
1. Dr. Samuel Huston House Marker
Inscription.  

Dr. Samuel Huston (also spelled Houston) came to Towanda with David F. Barstow and John C. Adams in 1827 from Essex County, Massachusetts. Dr. Huston married Emeline Mix, oldest daughter of Col. Hiram Mix of a prominent Towanda family. Huston built this attractive Greek Revival temple-form cottage with symmetrical wings in 1835. The frame building has doric pilasters; a recessed porch with square doric columns; and bracketed eves.

Dr. Huston was a physician and landowner. A Democrat, he was prominently identified with the Masonic fraternity. Huston Street was named in Dr. Huston's honor.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 41° 46.431′ N, 76° 26.683′ 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 left when traveling north on York Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 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 (a few steps from this marker); David Wilmot (about 400 feet away, measured

Dr. Samuel Huston House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2020
2. Dr. Samuel Huston House and Marker
in a direct line); Maxwell-Bennett House (about 400 feet away); James H. Hawes House (about 700 feet away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guy Hulett Watkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Boyle (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Overton House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Regarding Dr. Samuel Huston House. 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. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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