Friendship Hill National Historic Site

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Friendship Hill National Historic Site
AlbertGallatinHouse.jpg
The house of Albert Gallatin at Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Friendship Hill National Historic Site is located in Pennsylvania
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Location Springhill Township, Fayette County, PA, USA
Nearest city Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°46′40″N 79°55′45″W / 39.77778°N 79.92917°W / 39.77778; -79.92917Coordinates: 39°46′40″N 79°55′45″W / 39.77778°N 79.92917°W / 39.77778; -79.92917
Area 675 acres (273 ha)
Visitation 25,636 (2006)
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 66000663[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966
Designated NHL January 12, 1965[2]
Designated NHS November 10, 1978

Friendship Hill National Historic Site, maintained by the National Park Service, was the home of early American politician Albert Gallatin. It overlooks the Monongahela River near Point Marion, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Pittsburgh.

The home itself is made up of six sections. The earliest of these is the original brick house built in 1789. This original structure was constructed in the Federalist style with a Flemish bond. Along the north side of the brick house, a simple frame dwelling was added in 1798. A stone kitchen was added in 1823, a State Dining Room in 1895, a south bedroom wing was finished in 1902, and the servants' quarters were added in 1903.[3]

The house was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 12, 1965, and was therefore administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places with its establishment on October 15, 1966. The national historic site was established on November 10, 1978, and is administered under Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Gallatin, Albert, House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  3. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes unknown (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Friendship Hill National Historic Site" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

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