Sackville House

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Sackville House
Sackville House NRHP.jpg
The Sackville House circa 1980, prior to its demolition
Sackville House is located in Pennsylvania
Sackville House
Sackville House is located in the US
Sackville House
Location 309 E. Wheeling St., East Washington, Pennsylvania[3]
Coordinates 40°10′14″N 80°14′17″W / 40.17056°N 80.23806°W / 40.17056; -80.23806Coordinates: 40°10′14″N 80°14′17″W / 40.17056°N 80.23806°W / 40.17056; -80.23806
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1890
Architectural style Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Romanesque
NRHP reference # 76001680[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976
Removed from NRHP August 24, 2010[2]
Location of the former Sackville House, currently occupied by the Olin Fine Arts Center.

The Sackville House was a historic building in East Washington, Pennsylvania. It was located at 309 East Wheeling Street in Washington, Pennsylvania before it was demolished in 1980.[3]

The 17-room building was constructed in 1884 by John Vester.[3] Ownership of the building passed to Vester's nephew Leo Sackville in 1943.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976.[1] By the late 1970s, the building had been converted to 3 apartments.[3] Sackville's widow later sold the building to the Washington & Jefferson College.[3]

As the college's plans for the building's demolition progressed, the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation and the college discussed the possibility of preserving the building.[3] However, zoning issues with East Washington, the projected $40,000 costs of moving, and the additional cost to restore the building after being converted to apartments halted that effort.[3] By 1982, the Olin Fine Arts Center was completed.[4][5]

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Bureau for Historic Preservation was notified of the building's demolition on June 1, 2010.[6] It was formally de-listed from the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2010, roughly 20 years after its demolition.[2]

It continues to be designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[7]


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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 8/23/10 THROUGH 8/27/10". Director of the National Park Service. September 3, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Crouse, Jack E. (June 11, 1980). "Historic Home Awaiting Wrecker's Ball". Observer-Reporter. p. B1. Retrieved June 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Washington & Jefferson College 2008–2010 Catalog" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Foundation Support" (PDF). W&J Magazine. Washington & Jefferson College. Winter 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 1, 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  6. ^ "Sackville House" (Database query). Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS). Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Sackville House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.