Moxham Historic District

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Moxham Historic District
Cauffiel House (Johnstown, Pennsylvania).jpg
Cauffiel House, an 1865 Queen Anne style urban homestead in the district
Moxham Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Moxham Historic District
Moxham Historic District is located in the US
Moxham Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Dupont St., Linden Av., Village St., Park and Coleman Avs., Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′52″N 78°54′30″W / 40.29778°N 78.90833°W / 40.29778; -78.90833Coordinates: 40°17′52″N 78°54′30″W / 40.29778°N 78.90833°W / 40.29778; -78.90833
Area 70 acres (28 ha)
Built 1889
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman, Colonial Revival, Four Square
NRHP reference # 99000324[1]
Added to NRHP March 12, 1999

Moxham Historic District is a national historic district located at Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 330 contributing buildings in a predominantly residential area in southern Johnstown. There are 315 contributing dwellings, 17 former carriage house / horse barns, 21 commercial buildings, 10 churches, and one former school. The district includes five contributing buildings dated before the Johnstown Flood, but the majority date from 1890 to 1930. The dwellings include notable examples of popular architectural styles including Bungalow/craftsman, Colonial Revival, and American Foursquare. Notable non-residential buildings include St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1905), former Calvary Methodist Church (1894), Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church (1898), Grove Avenue Methodist Church (1902), Second Presbyterian Church (1914), and former Cypress Avenue School (1900).[2]

The Moxham district is typical of the nineteenth century western Pennsylvania industrial communities, in this instance growing around the Johnston Steel Street Rail Company. The district was designed for a variety of social levels, whereas most nearby neighborhoods such as Cambria City, Minersville, and Old Conemaugh were strictly for blue-collar workers. Moxham was built in a relatively flood-free area, though apparently more by luck than by planning, and experienced much of its growth after the 1889 Johnstown Flood.[2]

Moxham was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "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 Jonathan E. Daily (August 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Moxham Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.