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

Valentine Hay House


Valentine Hay House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
1. Valentine Hay House Marker
Inscription.  This two-story brick building is one of three similar residential structures erected on West Main Street shortly after Somerset's catastrophic fire of 1876. Despite some alterations to adapt this late nineteenth- century residential building to commercial use, it still reflects the architectural tastes of the day, retaining its bracketed cornice, tall second-floor windows, and gabled roof. Valentine Hay-an attorney, former editor of the Somerset Democrat newspaper, and prominent citizen-lived in this building until 1901. The structure housed numerous local businesses for many years, including Louther's Drug Store. Since 1978 the building has been used for law offices, including Attorney Jerry Spangler, the District Attorney of Somerset County from 1996-2012, and the Honorable Kim R. Gibson, appointed as federal judge by president George W. Bush on September 23, 2003. Carroll Law Office has occupied the building since 2007.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 0.512′ N, 79° 
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4.817′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 W Main St, Somerset PA 15501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Early Bible (a few steps from this marker); Edgewood Aerie 1801 F.O.E. World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Schneider (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. (about 500 feet away); J. Warren Jacobs (about 500 feet away); First National Bank (about 600 feet away); Ankeny Square (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
Valentine Hay House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2022
2. Valentine Hay House
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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