Benjamin Franklin Jones Cottage

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Benjamin F. Jones Cottage
Benjamin Franklin Jones Cottage front and side.jpg
Front and side (west corner) in September 2014
Benjamin Franklin Jones Cottage is located in Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin Jones Cottage
Location Third St., Cresson Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States
Coordinates 40°27′27″N 78°35′30″W / 40.45750°N 78.59167°W / 40.45750; -78.59167Coordinates: 40°27′27″N 78°35′30″W / 40.45750°N 78.59167°W / 40.45750; -78.59167
Area less than one acre
Built 1888[2]
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000125[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1995

The Benjamin Franklin Jones Cottage (also known as Braemar Cottage) is a cottage on the National Register of Historic Places in Cresson Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1][3][4]

In 1990, the mansion was purchased by a group that desired to restore it. In November 2009, a county judge declared the declining property a nuisance and ordered that it be demolished. When the historical group appealed to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the town supervisors agreed to postpone the demolition until May 2010. A request for a $150,000 grant that the group hoped could fund renovations was rejected.[5][6]

The structure was saved from demolition in 2011 when it was purchased by a Cresson, Pennsylvania couple who intended to restore it.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Barruco, Suzanna E. (June 13, 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Benjamin F. Jones Cottage" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ Wertz, Marjorie (February 18, 2007). "Cambria's Cresson cottage may be saved". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 
  4. ^ "Report of Braemar Cottage Preliminary Condition Assessment of Cresson Township, Pennsylvania". McMullan & Associates. February 26, 2007. 
  5. ^ Mellot, Kathy (December 9, 2009). "Supervisors: Braemar events don’t alter demolition date". The Tribune-Democrat. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. 
  6. ^ Pitz, Marylynne (December 5, 2009). "Preservationists want to save crumbling mansion that others see as an eyesore". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. 
  7. ^ Wills, Rick (June 27, 2011). "Historic cottage escapes razing to delight of preservationists". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.