Terence V. Powderly House

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Terence V. Powderly House
Terence Powderly House.jpg
House in 2007
Location Scranton, PA
Coordinates 41°25′6.2394″N 75°40′28.92″W / 41.418399833°N 75.6747000°W / 41.418399833; -75.6747000Coordinates: 41°25′6.2394″N 75°40′28.92″W / 41.418399833°N 75.6747000°W / 41.418399833; -75.6747000
Built late 19th century
Architectural style Victorian
NRHP Reference # 66000667
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1966
Designated PHMC November 18, 1947[1]

The Terence V. Powderly House is located along North Main Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the home of Powderly from his early life until 1921. During this time he led the Knights of Labor and served as mayor of Scranton for several terms.[2][3]

It is a two-story single-family dwelling, built in a vernacular Victorian style, with a cross-gabled roof on a busy street in a residential neighborhood in an area slightly west of downtown Scranton, looking towards it over the Lackawanna River. The house has one architecturally noteworthy feature, a glass anteentrance to keep out cold weather, not common at that time.[4]

Since his death the house has gone through other owners but has not been substantially altered, other than the conversion of the second floor to an apartment and the addition of a picture window to that unit.[4]

In 1966 it was declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.[2] It has remained a private residence and is not open to the public.


  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Terence V. Powderly House". Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  3. ^ "Terence V. Powderly House". Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  4. ^ a b Greenwood, Richard (January 14, 1975). "National Historic Landmark application, Terence V. Powderly House" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-08. [dead link]