Old Mauch Chunk Historic District

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Old Mauch Chunk Historic District
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Jim Thorpe Broadway Buildings, December 2007
Old Mauch Chunk Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Old Mauch Chunk Historic District
Location Broadway, Susquehanna, Race, and High Streets, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°51′44″N 75°44′35″W / 40.86222°N 75.74306°W / 40.86222; -75.74306Coordinates: 40°51′44″N 75°44′35″W / 40.86222°N 75.74306°W / 40.86222; -75.74306
Area 101.7 acres (41.2 ha)
Architect Hutton, Addison; Multiple
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 77001134[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1977

The Old Mauch Chunk Historic District is a national historic district located at Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 28 contributing buildings in the central business district of Jim Thorpe. It includes residential and commercial buildings in a number of popular architectural styles including Italianate. The original town was laid out in 1831 by noted civil engineer John A. Roebling. Notable buildings include The I.O.O.F. Hall (1844), Lehigh Coal and Navigation Building (1882), Jim Thorpe National Bank (1870s), Carbon County Courthouse (1894), Dimmick Memorial Library (1889), Capitol Theater (1882), 1855 School, Weiksner's Taproom (1860s), "Stone Row," Webster House, New American Hotel, and Hooven Mercantile Building. Located in the district and listed separately are the Asa Packer Mansion, Harry Packer Mansion, Carbon County Jail, Central Railroad of New Jersey Station, and St. Mark's Episcopal Church.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Vance Packard (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Mauch Chunk Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

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