Dusmal House

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Dusmal House
Dusmal House.jpg
East side of the house, October 2014
Dusmal House is located in Pennsylvania
Dusmal House
Dusmal House is located in the US
Dusmal House
Nearest city Gastonville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′10″N 79°57′55″W / 40.25278°N 79.96528°W / 40.25278; -79.96528Coordinates: 40°15′10″N 79°57′55″W / 40.25278°N 79.96528°W / 40.25278; -79.96528
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1839
Architectural style Post Colonial Vernacular
NRHP reference # 75001675[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1975

Dusmal House is a historic building in Gastonville, Pennsylvania. It is a three-bay, 2 12-story house built in 1839.[2] A one-story addition was added later in the nineteenth century. The historic significance of the house is as an example of the Post Colonial style of architecture found in Western Pennsylvania. Vernacular builders mixed elements of Georgian, Roman Classical, Adamesque, and European Renaissance styles as they saw fit, differing from traditions in other parts of the country.[2]

In addition to its National Register of Historic Places listing, it is also designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[3]


  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 James D. Van Trump (1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Dusmal House" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Dusmal House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.