“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“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.
Location. 41° 25.578′ N, 75° 40.185′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on North Main Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Between Bedford and Foster Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capoose (approx. 0.2 miles away); Right Reverend William O'Hara, D.D. (approx. half a mile away); Munsee Indian Village (approx. half a mile away); Terence V. Powderly (approx. half a mile away); The Bivouac of the Dead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scranton Preparatory School Seal
The Tripp House image. Click for full size.
August 22, 2011
2. The Tripp House
(approx. one mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Rev. William Bishop (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2011. This page has been viewed 370 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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