Formerly listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The Sackville House circa 1980, prior to its demolition
|Location||309 E. Wheeling St., East Washington, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||76001680|
|Added to NRHP||November 21, 1976|
|Removed from NRHP||August 24, 2010|
The 17-room building was constructed in 1884 by John Vester. Ownership of the building passed to Vester's nephew Leo Sackville in 1943. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 21, 1976. By the late 1970s, the building had been converted to 3 apartments. Sackville's widow later sold the building to the Washington & Jefferson College.
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. 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. By 1982, the Olin Fine Arts Center was completed.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Bureau for Historic Preservation was notified of the building's demolition on June 1, 2010. It was formally de-listed from the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 2010, roughly 20 years after its demolition.
Media related to Sackville House at Wikimedia Commons
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
- Crouse, Jack E. (June 11, 1980). "Historic Home Awaiting Wrecker's Ball". Observer-Reporter. p. B1. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
- "Washington & Jefferson College 2008–2010 Catalog" (PDF). Washington & Jefferson College. 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- "Foundation Support" (PDF). W&J Magazine. Washington & Jefferson College. Winter 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 1, 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- "Sackville House" (Database query). Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS). Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
- "Sackville House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
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