F. Julius LeMoyne House

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F. Julius LeMoyne House
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LeMoyne House in Washington, Pennsylvania
F. Julius LeMoyne House is located in Pennsylvania
F. Julius LeMoyne House
Location 49 E. Maiden St., Washington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°10′8″N 80°14′36″W / 40.16889°N 80.24333°W / 40.16889; -80.24333Coordinates: 40°10′8″N 80°14′36″W / 40.16889°N 80.24333°W / 40.16889; -80.24333
Architectural style Georgian, Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97001271
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 25, 1997[2]
Designated NHL September 25, 1997[3]
Designated PHMC August 01, 1953[1]

F. Julius LeMoyne House is a historic house in Washington, Pennsylvania. It was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.[4]

It was built in 1812 by Dr. John LeMoyne.[1] His son, Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne, a noted abolitionist and builder of the LeMoyne Crematory, first crematory in the United States, later lived there.[1] Both Doctors LeMoyne used it as an office and pharmacy.[4]

It is a three-story stone house built in the Greek Revival style.[4] The front features two doorways, to allow for private and professional uses, and two entrance porticoes, one with columns and the other with pilasters.[4] Long, narrow attic windows were added at a later date.[4]

In 1953, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission installed a historical marker noting the historic importance of the house.[1] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.[3][5] It is designated as a historic public landmark by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[4]

The house, which is home to the Washington County Historical Society, is operated as a historic house museum by the Society, which offers guided tours year round. The house contains period artifacts and is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne.

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  1. ^ a b c d "LeMoyne House - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "F. Julius LeMoyne House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "LeMoyne, F. Julius House". Landmark Registry - Public Landmark. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ Carol Lee and Dan G. Deibler (August 13, 1996). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: F. Julius LeMoyne House" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 9 photos, exterior and interior, from 1996. PDF (1500 KB)

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