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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Tripp House

The Tripp House Marker image. Click for full size.
August 22, 2011
1. The Tripp House Marker
Inscription.  Isaac Tripp, Scranton’s first settler, built a house here in 1771. His son, Isaac II, began the present building – the oldest in Lackawanna County – about 1778. Both men represented this region in Connecticut’s Assembly. Isaac III enlarged the house in the Federal style, 1812. Col. Ira Tripp remodeled it along Victorian lines during the period 1870-91. The house remained in the family until 1900.
Erected 1983 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
Location. 41° 25.578′ N, 75° 40.185′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on North Main Avenue east of North Scranton Expressway (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 North Main Avenue, Scranton PA 18508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Tripp House (a few steps
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from this marker); Miners and Laborers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capoose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reddington Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Weston Field and Field House (approx. ¼ mile away); Owen Kilcullen (approx. half a mile away); Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D. (approx. half a mile away); Munsee Indian Village (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
The Tripp House image. Click for full size.
August 22, 2011
2. The Tripp House
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2011. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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