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

Judge Ulysses Mercur House

208 Third St.

 
 
Judge Ulysses Mercur House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
1. Judge Ulysses Mercur House Marker
Inscription.  

Hon. Ulysses Mercur was the 8th Judge of Bradford County and 12th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was regarded as the most scholarly man in the county and a faithful member of his church. His widow, Sarah, presented a large stained glass window in the Towanda Christ Episcopal Church known as the "Mercur Window" in his memory. He was born in Towanda Aug. 12, 1818, died June 6, 1887 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. His home is a later example of Greek Revival. Built in 1851, this mansion-type dwelling has two-story pilastered corners with embellished doric capitals. An impressive frieze and dentiled cornice with iron window grilles define the roofline. Ionic fluted columns
carry the full-width porch.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 41° 46.051′ N, 76° 26.746′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Poplar Street (Pennsylvania Route 3020), on the left when traveling north on 3rd
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Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 3rd 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. Cash Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Towanda Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Bradford County Jail (about 700 feet away); History of 312 Main St. (about 700 feet away); Masonic Building (about 700 feet away); Bradford County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 800 feet away); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .  Ulysses Mercur Bio. (Submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Judge Ulysses Mercur House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
2. Judge Ulysses Mercur House and Marker
Many original details have been removed
Judge Ulysses Mercur House image. Click for full size.
From the Towanda National Register Historic District Registration Form, circa 1991
3. Judge Ulysses Mercur House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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