Abraham Elder Stone House

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Abraham Elder Stone House
Abe Elder stone house older part.jpg
1808 section is on the left
Abraham Elder Stone House is located in Pennsylvania
Abraham Elder Stone House
Abraham Elder Stone House is located in the US
Abraham Elder Stone House
Location Pennsylvania Route 550 at Stormstown, Halfmoon Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°47′43″N 78°0′46″W / 40.79528°N 78.01278°W / 40.79528; -78.01278Coordinates: 40°47′43″N 78°0′46″W / 40.79528°N 78.01278°W / 40.79528; -78.01278
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1808, 1832
NRHP Reference # 77001148[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1977

Abraham Elder Stone House is a historic home located at Halfmoon Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The first section was built in 1808 and a second phase of construction took place in 1832. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay limestone building. The center entrance features an elliptical stone arch with a fanlight, and a door with sidelights. The house served as a tavern stand for many years on the Bellefonte-Pittsburgh Turnpike.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

Abraham Elder one of the first settlers in Half Moon. He came from Franklin County in 1784, finding an abandoned cabin and staying there for the summer. The following fall, Elder returned to his wife Susanna (née Ardery) and two children in Franklin County, and they returned in the spring of 1785, along with Elder's brother, David. He built a log cabin afterward, before it was replaced with the present stone structure.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Gregory Ramsey and Madeline Cohen (October 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Abraham Elder Stone House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  3. ^ History of Centre County, Pennsylvania, pg. 308-9. Chapter LXXI. Half-Moon Township.