College Hill Residential Historic District

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College Hill, Easton, Pennsylvania
Cattell St 200, College Hill HD, Easton PA 03.JPG
College Hill, Cattell Street. August 2013.
College Hill Residential Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
College Hill Residential Historic District
College Hill Residential Historic District is located in the US
College Hill Residential Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by McCartney St., Pierce St., Pardee St., the Forks Township line and the Delaware R., Easton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°42′17″N 75°12′17″W / 40.70472°N 75.20472°W / 40.70472; -75.20472Coordinates: 40°42′17″N 75°12′17″W / 40.70472°N 75.20472°W / 40.70472; -75.20472
Area 366 acres (148 ha)
Built 1887
Architect Michler,William; Speer Lumber Co.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP Reference # 91000506[1]
Added to NRHP May 01, 1991

College Hill is a residential neighborhood in Easton, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood is situated on a hill overlooking downtown Easton. Lafayette College borders the neighborhood on its southwest side. The northern boundary of the neighborhood is Forks Township. The boundary lies along Chestnut Ridge, a steep hill that rises to 700 feet.

The neighborhood has 855 buildings, primarily built between 1830 and 1940.[2] The district contains a mix of architectural styles, including Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Stick Style, Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Tudor Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, Foursquare, and Homestead Temple House.[2]

One notable building is McKelvy House (200 High St.) designed in 1888 by McKim, Mead, and White. The building is currently owned by Lafayette College and used as a student residence. It was built John Eyerman, a Lafayette alumnus and faculty member, as a gift to his bride Lucy Maxwell.[3]

Specific properties on the National Register of Historic Places include 630 Weygadt Dr.[4]

Many College Hill residents are professors at Lafayette College. Generally, residents of College Hill are fairly wealthy and well educated.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Thomas E. Jones (December 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: College Hill Residential Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  3. ^ "McKelvy House". Historic Campus Architecture Project. Council of Independent Colleges. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  4. ^ Laskey 2009, p. 23