Northumberland Historic District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Northumberland Historic District
Priestley Memorial Chapel.jpg
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 US
Northumberland Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Fourth and A Sts., North Shore RR and Wheatley Ave., Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°53′26″N 76°47′39″W / 40.89056°N 76.79417°W / 40.89056; -76.79417Coordinates: 40°53′26″N 76°47′39″W / 40.89056°N 76.79417°W / 40.89056; -76.79417
Area 27 acres (11 ha)
Architectural style Early Republic, Italianate, Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 88002313[1]
Added to NRHP November 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 Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Author unavailable (March 17, 1988), National Register of Historic Places Registration: Northumberland Historic District (pdf), National Park Service 
  3. ^ Author unavailable (March 17, 1988), Building Inventory—Northumberland Historic District (pdf), National Park Service