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
Friendship Hill National Historic Site is located in USA
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)
Website Friendship Hill National Historic Site
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 and statesman Albert Gallatin, a US Congressman, the longest-serving Secretary of Treasury under two presidents, and ambassador to France and Great Britain. It overlooks the Monongahela River near Point Marion, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Pittsburgh.

The house is made up of seven sections. The earliest of these is the original brick house built in 1789. This 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. The Stone House was the next structure added by Gallatin in 1823; this is a three-and-a-half story structure, the largest section of the total house. This was the only structure which Gallatin did not build and oversee himself. This portion was built and overseen by one of his sons, Albert Rolaz Gallatin. A stone kitchen was added in 1824, which was the last addition of the Gallatin era.

The rest of the additions include a State Dining Room in 1895, a south bedroom wing completed in 1902, and the servants' quarters added in 1903. These portions were built by the later owners of the house.

The house was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 12, 1965, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places when it was established 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. ^ Staff (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Gallatin, Albert, House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

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