Benjamin B. Leas House

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Benjamin B. Leas House
Benjamin B. Leas House south and east sides.jpg
The house in September 2014
Benjamin B. Leas House is located in Pennsylvania
Benjamin B. Leas House
Benjamin B. Leas House is located in the US
Benjamin B. Leas House
Location US 522, Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′56″N 77°52′18″W / 40.29889°N 77.87167°W / 40.29889; -77.87167Coordinates: 40°17′56″N 77°52′18″W / 40.29889°N 77.87167°W / 40.29889; -77.87167
Area 2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1755, 1850
Architect Benjamin B. Leas
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 84003401[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1984

Benjamin B. Leas House, also known as Shirleysburg Female Seminary, Fort Shirley Site, and "The Rock," is a historic home located at Shirleysburg in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1850, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular red brick building, five-bays wide and measuring 41 feet by 32 feet. It has a rear kitchen / servant's quarters wing. The house is in the Greek Revival style. The house was built on the site of Fort Shirley, originally built in 1755. The house was used for a seminary from 1855 to 1866, as a rest-home for members of the German Baptist Church from 1885 to 1893, then housed the Shirleysburg Female Seminary until about 1903.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  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 George John Drobnock (this is the proper spelling, reference the original application found on the Pennsylvania Bureau for Historic Preservation site) (June 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Benjamin B. Leas House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-30.