Sackville House

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Sackville House
Sackville House NRHP.jpg
The Sackville House circa 1980, prior to its demolition
Sackville House is located in Pennsylvania
Sackville House
Location 309 E. Wheeling St., East Washington, Pennsylvania[3]
Coordinates 40°10′14″N 80°14′17″W / 40.17056°N 80.23806°W / 40.17056; -80.23806Coordinates: 40°10′14″N 80°14′17″W / 40.17056°N 80.23806°W / 40.17056; -80.23806
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1890
Architectural style Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001680[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976
Removed from NRHP August 24, 2010[2]
Location of the former Sackville House, currently occupied by the Olin Fine Arts Center.

The Sackville House was a historic building in East Washington, Pennsylvania. It was located at 309 East Wheeling Street in Washington, Pennsylvania before it was demolished in 1980.[3]

The 17-room building was constructed in 1884 by John Vester.[3] Ownership of the building passed to Vester's nephew Leo Sackville in 1943.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976.[1] By the late 1970s, the building had been converted to 3 apartments.[3] Sackville's widow later sold the building to the Washington & Jefferson College.[3]

As the college's plans for the building's demolition progressed, the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation and the college discussed the possibility of preserving the building.[3] However, zoning issues with East Washington, the projected $40,000 costs of moving, and the additional cost to restore the building after being converted to apartments halted that effort.[3] By 1982, the Olin Fine Arts Center was completed.[4][5]

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Bureau for Historic Preservation was notified of the building's demolition on June 1, 2010.[6] It was formally de-listed from the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2010, roughly 20 years after its demolition.[2]

It continues to be designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[7]

References[edit]

Media related to Sackville House at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/23/10 THROUGH 8/27/10". Director of the National Park Service. September 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Crouse, Jack E. (June 11, 1980). "Historic Home Awaiting Wrecker's Ball". Observer-Reporter. p. B1. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Washington & Jefferson College 2008–2010 Catalog" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Foundation Support" (PDF). W&J Magazine. Washington & Jefferson College. Winter 2002. Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Sackville House" (Database query). Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS). Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Sackville House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.