Herman Simon House

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Herman Simon House
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The Herman Simon House in January, 2013.
Herman Simon House is located in Pennsylvania
Herman Simon House
Herman Simon House is located in the United States
Herman Simon House
Location41 N. 3rd St., Easton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°41′33″N 75°12′32″W / 40.69254°N 75.20898°W / 40.69254; -75.20898Coordinates: 40°41′33″N 75°12′32″W / 40.69254°N 75.20898°W / 40.69254; -75.20898
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1902
ArchitectWilliam Morris Michler
Architectural styleRenasissance, French Chateau
NRHP reference No.80003586[1]
Added to NRHPJune 27, 1980

The Herman Simon House is a historic home located in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1902 for Herman Simon, an immigrant from Germany who became a wealthy silk manufacturer.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

History[edit]

Herman Simon

Built in 1902 for the wealthy silk manufacturer, Herman Simon, an immigrant from Germany,[3] the Herman Simon House is an Indiana limestone dwelling on a granite base in the French Chateau style. The rectangular building measures 24 feet wide and 120 feet deep, and features a four-story, semi-circular bay tower and a projecting porch. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1][4]

The home's owner, Herman Simon, died in 1913.[5]

Beginning in 1930, the building became the home of the Easton YWCA.[4]

In the 1980s, the Easton YWCA separated from the national organization and transitioned into the Third Street Alliance for Women and Children. That organization is still using the building as of the end of 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1913/10/05/100279875.pdf
  3. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1913/10/05/100279875.pdf
  4. ^ a b "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes George J. Donovan and Patricia Kenyon (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Herman Simon House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  5. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1913/10/05/100279875.pdf
  6. ^ "Mission & History - Third Street Alliance - Lehigh Valley, PA". Retrieved 8 November 2018.