Alexander V. Boughner House

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Alexander V. Boughner House
Alexander V Boughner House.jpg
The front of house in June, 2014
Alexander V. Boughner House is located in Pennsylvania
Alexander V. Boughner House
Location Jct. of Second and Minor Sts., Greensboro, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°47′30.5″N 79°54′50″W / 39.791806°N 79.91389°W / 39.791806; -79.91389Coordinates: 39°47′30.5″N 79°54′50″W / 39.791806°N 79.91389°W / 39.791806; -79.91389
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1857
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Greensboro--New Geneva MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000114[1]
Added to NRHP March 9, 1995

Alexander V. Boughner House is a historic home located at Greensboro in Greene County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1857, and is a 2 1/2-story, three bay, "I"-plan dwelling in the Greek Revival style. It has a rear kitchen ell. The front facade features a small entry porch with a hipped roof supported by four square columns.[2]

Alexander V. Boughner, born in 1830, was a third generation potter. The 1850s and 1860s were a prosperous time in the Greensboro area partially due to a 1856 extension of the slack water system of locks and dams on the Monongahela River allowing easier travel to and from Pittsburgh. Boughner participated in the general prosperity brought to the area by the stoneware industry, he remained active during the peak years in the 1870s and 1880s. He also branched out into a successful mercantile business. As was typical for the Greensboro area in that time, owner/managers lived on the same level as local artisans and workers; Boughner's home was a modest, yet substantial one.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Jerry A. Clouse (October 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Alexander V. Boughner House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-09.