Silkman House

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Silkman House
Silkman House, Scranton.jpg
Silkman House, April 1936
Silkman House is located in Pennsylvania
Silkman House
Silkman House is located in the US
Silkman House
Location 2006 N. Main Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°26′17″N 75°39′21″W / 41.43806°N 75.65583°W / 41.43806; -75.65583Coordinates: 41°26′17″N 75°39′21″W / 41.43806°N 75.65583°W / 41.43806; -75.65583
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1840
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 78002413[1]
Added to NRHP December 18, 1978

Silkman House, also known as the Providence Branch of the Scranton Public Library, is a historic home located at Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1840, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular frame building in the Greek Revival style. It has a front gable roof, large central chimney, brick foundation, and one-story wing. The front facade features a portico supported by four square columns. The house was purchased by the city of Scranton for use as the Providence Branch of the Scranton Public Library.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Elizabeth Short and Susan M. Zacher (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Silkman House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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