Espy House

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Espy House
Espy House Bedford Pennsylvania.jpg
Espy House is located in Pennsylvania
Espy House
Location 123 Pitt St., Bedford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′10″N 78°30′11″W / 40.01944°N 78.50306°W / 40.01944; -78.50306Coordinates: 40°1′10″N 78°30′11″W / 40.01944°N 78.50306°W / 40.01944; -78.50306
Built 1770
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001750[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 19, 1974[1]
Designated NHL July 28, 1983[3]
Designated PHMC June 25, 1951[2]

Espy House, also known as David Espy House or Gen. Arthur St. Clair Office is a house in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The house is significant for its association with American Revolutionary War General Arthur St. Clair and for its use by George Washington when putting down the Whiskey Rebellion.

David Espy "was the prothonotary of Bedford County in 1778 and the owner of the house when Washington stayed there in 1794."[4] David Espy was also a Freemason and served as Junior Warden when Bedford Lodge No. 48 A.Y.M. was warranted in 1790.[5]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1983.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "David Espy House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  4. ^ a b Charles W. Snell and James W. Sheire (1982). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Espy House / Espy House (General Arthur St. Clair Office) (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1972 and 1974. PDF (32 KB)
  5. ^ "Old Masonic lodges of Pennsylvania, "moderns" and "ancients" 1730-1800, which have surrendered their warrants or affiliated with other Grand Lodges, compiled from original records in the archives of the R. W. Grand Lodge, R. & A.M. of Pennsylvania, under the direction of the Committee on Library". Old Masonic Lodges of PA - The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania. 

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