New Kensington Downtown Historic District

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New Kensington Downtown Historic District
Liberty Theater, New Kensington.jpg
Liberty Theater, HABS Photo
New Kensington Downtown Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
New Kensington Downtown Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by 8th Ave., 3rd St., 11th Ave., and Barnes Ave., New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°33′58″N 79°45′58″W / 40.56611°N 79.76611°W / 40.56611; -79.76611Coordinates: 40°33′58″N 79°45′58″W / 40.56611°N 79.76611°W / 40.56611; -79.76611
Area 19.7 acres (8.0 ha)
Built 1891
Architect Geisey, James
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Art Deco, Beaux Arts
Governing body Federal
MPS Aluminum Industry Resources of Southwestern Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000904[1]
Added to NRHP July 23, 1998

New Kensington Downtown Historic District, also known as the New Kensington Commercial and Residential Historic District, is a national historic district located at New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 143 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of New Kensington. They were built between about 1891 and 1947, and includes a mix of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial properties. They are in a variety of popular architectural styles including Art Deco, Beaux-Arts, and Colonial Revival. Notable buildings include the Mellon Bank Building (1900), PNC Bank (1914), Wear Ever Building (1914–1915), U.S. Post Office (1933), Ritz Theater (1921–1922), Datola Theater (1942), Columbus Theater (1927), and White Castle Restaurant (c. 1921–1928).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Bonnie J. Wilkinson (March 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: New Kensington Downtown Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

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