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

The Letter Box

Built 1926-1927

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
1. The Letter Box Marker
Inscription.
Original Use: When Governor Pinchot worked in residence, the Letter Box housed his clerical staff. Other political activities, such as the planning of campaign and meeting with constituents, took place in this building, thus isolating the office functions from the main house.

Today's Use: An exhibit and public program area, the Letter Box also serves as a theater to view visitor films.

Interior Floor Design: The interior floor of brick and bluestone is designed to look like an exterior patio; Cornelia Pinchot believed in connecting her exterior and interior design schemes.

Outstanding Features:Niche-like entry with concrete portico and Corinthian columns, cast iron spiral staircase with original decorative bronze handrail to balcony. Large, commanding side and rear windows with original double-hung sash let in plenty of natural light and a view of the only Cut Leaf Beech tree on the property, a lack of windows on the front of the building assured privacy.
 
Location. 41° 19.696′ N, 74° 49.12′ W. Marker is in Milford, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker can be reached from Grey Towers Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford PA 18337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

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By Bill Pfingsten, August 11, 2014
2. The Letter Box Building
of this marker. The Finger Bowl (a few steps from this marker); Historic Swimming Pool and Terrace (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bait Box (within shouting distance of this marker); "Grey Towers" (within shouting distance of this marker); Sugar Maple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gifford Pinchot (approx. ¼ mile away); Milford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hotel Fauchère (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Grey Towers Heritage Association. (Submitted on September 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2017
3. The Letter Box Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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