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

The Macfarlane House

21 Main St.

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. The Macfarlane House Marker
Inscription.

James Macfarlane built his 1854 Greek Revival home on land given to him by his father-in-law Edward Overton, lawyer, landowner, and successful local businessman.

Macfarlane, lawyer and trained engineer, managed the Barclay Mines. In 1873 he wrote a book "The Coal Regions of America." In 1876 he published "An American Geological Railway Guide." Because the home was built late in the Greek Revival period it illustrates many influences of the subsequent Italianate style, particularly wide eaves and bracketing. In this home the Macfarlanes reared their three sons and three daughters. The eldest son Edward became superintendent of the Long Valley Coal Company and another son James, president judge of Allegheny County.
 
Location. 41° 46.205′ N, 76° 26.583′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 6) north of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Main Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Overton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Towanda First Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Towanda Public Library

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
2. The Macfarlane House and Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Daily Review (about 500 feet away); Stephen Foster (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradford County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Towanda Borough Historic District. (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Macfarlane-Little Family Papers (MSS 270) at PA Archives. (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Edward O. Macfarlane Bio in History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania (Bradsby, 1891). (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Macfarlane House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
3. The Macfarlane House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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