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Northumberland Historic District

Coordinates: 40°53′26″N 76°47′39″W / 40.89056°N 76.79417°W / 40.89056; -76.79417
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Northumberland Historic District
Priestley Memorial Church is a contributing property in the district
Northumberland Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Northumberland Historic District
Northumberland Historic District is located in the United States
Northumberland Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Fourth and A Sts., North Shore RR and Wheatley Ave., Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°53′26″N 76°47′39″W / 40.89056°N 76.79417°W / 40.89056; -76.79417
Area27 acres (11 ha)
Architectural styleEarly Republic, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No.88002313[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 18, 1988

The Northumberland Historic District is a historic district listed in the US government's National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The "gem" of the district is a National Historic Landmark, the Joseph Priestley House. It includes one other separately Registered Historic Place, the Dr. Joseph Priestley House, also known as the "Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library". It is bordered roughly by 4th Street, A Street, N. Shore Railroad, and Wheatley Avenue in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.[2]

In 1988 there were more than 100 contributing structures and 73 non-contributing structures in the district.[2][3]


Seven photos are available: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, and Photo 7.

Panoramic view of Northumberland (left) with the confluence of the West Branch Susquehanna River (left) and North Branch (center) of the Susquehanna River, along with the borough of Sunbury (far right). Taken from the Shikellamy State Park Overlook, with the state park's Marina unit on Packer Island in the river visible.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Author unavailable (March 17, 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration: Northumberland Historic District (PDF), National Park Service {{citation}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Author unavailable (March 17, 1988), Building Inventory—Northumberland Historic District (PDF), National Park Service {{citation}}: |author= has generic name (help)