Fulton Log House

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Fulton Log House
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Fulton Log House is located in Pennsylvania
Fulton Log House
Fulton Log House is located in the US
Fulton Log House
Location Southwest of Pittsburgh on Clifton–Bridgeville Road off U.S. Route 19, Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°19′58.8″N 80°4′14.36″W / 40.333000°N 80.0706556°W / 40.333000; -80.0706556Coordinates: 40°19′58.8″N 80°4′14.36″W / 40.333000°N 80.0706556°W / 40.333000; -80.0706556
Built circa 1830
NRHP reference # 75001610[1]
Added to NRHP December 6, 1975[1]

The Fulton Log House in Upper St. Clair Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was built circa 1830. The log house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1975.[1]

Alexander Gilfillan settled in Upper St. Clair Township in the late 1760s and eventually owned 413 acres. About 1830, he or his son, John, built houses for his workers including four or five log houses, with only one surviving to the present. This house remained in the Gilfillan Family until 1899. James E. and Emily Fulton bought the house in 1923 as a summer home. Their son James Grove Fulton was a lifelong bachelor and served in the U.S. Congress from 1945-1971. His estate sold the house to Upper St. Clair Township in 1972.

The 1830 Log House Association restored the house and now uses it for educational purposes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "1830 Log House". History of Upper St. Clair. Upper St. Clair Township. Retrieved December 11, 2013.