F. Julius LeMoyne House
F. Julius LeMoyne House
LeMoyne House in Washington, Pennsylvania
|Location||49 E. Maiden St., Washington, Pennsylvania|
|Architectural style||Georgian, Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||97001271|
|Added to NRHP||September 25, 1997|
|Designated NHL||September 25, 1997|
|Designated PHMC||August 01, 1953|
It was built in 1812 by Dr. John LeMoyne. His son, Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne, a noted abolitionist and builder of the LeMoyne Crematory, first crematory in the United States, later lived there. Both Doctors LeMoyne used it as an office and pharmacy.
It is a three-story stone house built in the Greek Revival style. The front features two doorways, to allow for private and professional uses, and two entrance porticoes, one with columns and the other with pilasters. Long, narrow attic windows were added at a later date.
In 1953, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission installed a historical marker noting the historic importance of the house. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997. It is designated as a historic public landmark by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.
The house, which is home to the Washington County Historical Society, is operated as a historic house museum by the Society, which offers guided tours year round. The house contains period artifacts and is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne.
- "LeMoyne House - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "F. Julius LeMoyne House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- "LeMoyne, F. Julius House". Landmark Registry - Public Landmark. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Carol Lee and Dan G. Deibler (August 13, 1996). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: F. Julius LeMoyne House" (PDF). National Park Service. and PDF (1500 KB)
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