Sunbury Historic District

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Sunbury Historic District
Edison Hotel Sunbury Historic District Apr 11.jpg
Edison Hotel in the Sunbury Historic District, April 2011
Sunbury Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Sunbury Historic District
Sunbury Historic District is located in the US
Sunbury Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Arch, Chestnut, Front, and 5th Sts., Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°51′50″N 76°47′21″W / 40.86389°N 76.78917°W / 40.86389; -76.78917Coordinates: 40°51′50″N 76°47′21″W / 40.86389°N 76.78917°W / 40.86389; -76.78917
Area 65 acres (26 ha)
Built ca. 1870
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Demolished 1914
Restored ca. 1918
NRHP Reference # 83004240[1]
Added to NRHP November 3, 1983

Sunbury Historic District is a national historic district located at Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 238 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Sunbury. The significant residential buildings are constructed of wood or brick, 2 1/2-stories, in a variety of architectural styles including Federal, Colonial Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne. Notable buildings include the separately listed Northumberland County Courthouse in addition to the County Jail (1876), James Tilghman House (1773), Maclay-Wolverton House (1773-1774), Keithan's Store, Central Hotel, Sunbury Textile Mills (1896), Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Depot, Edison Hotel, Masonic Temple (1907), Chestnut Street Opera House (1901), and Sunbury Market (1901). It was destroyed by a fire in 1914, and the current structure was built in the same place around 1918.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  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 Thomas R. Deans and Pamela Wolf (1981–1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Sunbury Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-27.