Beallsville Historic District

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Beallsville Historic District
Beallsville 993 Maiden Street-1.jpg
Beallsville Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Beallsville Historic District
Nearest city Beallsville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°3′54″N 80°1′23″W / 40.06500°N 80.02306°W / 40.06500; -80.02306Coordinates: 40°3′54″N 80°1′23″W / 40.06500°N 80.02306°W / 40.06500; -80.02306
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Built 1818
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival, Federal
Governing body Local
MPS National Road in Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001205[1]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1996

Beallsville Historic District is a 40-acre (16 ha) historic district in Beallsville, Pennsylvania. It is designated as a historic district by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2]

The district covers a "typical pike town" of the National Road through this area, meeting criteria laid out in a Multiple Property Submission study.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1] In 1996, there were 91 contributing buildings, 1 other contributing site (the Beallsville Cemetery), 1 other contributing object (a c.1835 National Road iron milestone marker), and 29 non-contributing buildings, in the district.[4]

In the western part of the district the buildings are largely vernacular with Greek Revival or Federal architectural influences showing in many, from the National Road era of 1818-1852. The eastern part of the district includes larger Italianate and Queen Anne style houses from later in the 19th century.[4]:5

Significant properties in the district include:

  • 984 Maiden Street, the oldest building in the district, a log building from 1788 that was home of town founder Zephaniah Beall[4]:6
  • the 1821 Greenfield Stand, a.k.a. Greenfield Tavern, at 2848 Maiden Street[4]:6
  • the John Hough House, at 2852 Main Street, an "unassuming" house of a tollkeeper on the road[4]:6
  • Beallsville Methodist-Episcopal Church, from 1874[4]:7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Beallsville Historic District". Landmark Registry - Historic District. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ "National Road in Pennsylvania MPS". 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Kimber VanRy (August 12, 1995). "Beallsville Historic District". National Register of Historic Places Registration document. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.  and continuation sheets of same, and Accompanying image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, and image 5