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

Gingerbread House

200 Chestnut St.

 
 
Gingerbread House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
1. Gingerbread House Marker
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The architecture of this structure is often referred to as "Gingerbread Victorian." It features a series of sharply peaked escalloped gables: four on the east side, three on the south side and one at the north. The narrow, high windows have diamond-shaped figures worked into the glass. Mahlon C. Mercur, a well-known local businessman, built the 21-room, multi-gabled residence between 1854 and 1869. In 1892 Charles P. Welles and his wife acquired the property. Mr. Welles operated a crockery and fancy goods store in Towanda from 1877 to 1897. He was a member of Towanda Borough Council and a Towanda Burgess. He was also a prominent Mason and a member of the Vestry of Christ Episcopal Church.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 41° 46.346′ N, 76° 26.759′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Chestnut Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Samuel Huston House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. A. Decker House (about 700 feet away); Sts. Peter and Paul Church (about 700 feet away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Wilmot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxwell-Bennett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Overton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Macfarlane House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Gingerbread House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
2. Gingerbread House and Marker
Gingerbread House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
3. Gingerbread 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 166 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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