Uptown Somerset Historic District

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Uptown Somerset Historic District
Main Street Somerset Pa 2012.jpg
West Main Street
Uptown Somerset Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Uptown Somerset Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by N. Kimbery, Main, Columbia, and W. Catherine Sts., Somerset, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°00′37″N 79°04′48″W / 40.01028°N 79.08000°W / 40.01028; -79.08000Coordinates: 40°00′37″N 79°04′48″W / 40.01028°N 79.08000°W / 40.01028; -79.08000
Area 60.2 acres (24.4 ha)
Built 1872
Architectural style Italianate, Classical Revival, Second Empire, No Style Listed
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 95001254, 97000286 (Boundary Increase) [1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1995, March 28, 1997 (Boundary Increase)

Uptown Somerset Historic District is a national historic district located at Somerset in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 190 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing object. It encompasses an area centered on the county government complex and Somerset County Courthouse, with the surrounding commercial district, residential areas, and cemetery. Notable buildings include the former Somerset Trust Company Building (1906), First National Bank (1922), County Jail and Sheriff's Residence (1856, 1889), Lansberry House (1869), Edward Scull House (1847), former Somerset Academy (1882), Printing House Row (1872), St. Paul's United Church of Christ (1887), IOOF Building (1889), First Christian Church (1909-1912), and National Guard Armory (1922).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995, with a boundary increase in 1997.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes R. Ann Safley (July 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Uptown Somerset Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.  and Ann Safley and Doug Reynolds (January 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Uptown Somerset Historic District (Boundary Increase)" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08.