Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library

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For the 1794 structure known as the Joseph Priestley House, also in Northumberland, see Joseph Priestley House.
Dr. Joseph Priestley House
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Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library is located in Pennsylvania
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library is located in the US
Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library
Location 100 King Street, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°53′20.31″N 76°47′36.75″W / 40.8889750°N 76.7935417°W / 40.8889750; -76.7935417Coordinates: 40°53′20.31″N 76°47′36.75″W / 40.8889750°N 76.7935417°W / 40.8889750; -76.7935417
Built 1820
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 81000554
Added to NRHP September 11, 1981[1]

The Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, also known as the Dr. Joseph Priestley House or Cross Keys Inn, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

It was built as an inn in 1820, and purchased in about 1880 by the theologian and scientist Joseph Priestley's great grandson Dr. Joseph Priestley. Dr. Priestley used it as a home and medical office. It was made into a public library about 1925.[2]

It is located at 100 King Street in Northumberland, at the corner of Front Street (Route 11). It is within the Northumberland Historic District, which also includes the Joseph Priestley House.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Elizabeth A. G. Renn (November 5, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Dr. Joseph Priestley House / Cross Keys Inn / Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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