Windber Historic District

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Windber Historic District
Borough building in Windber.jpg
Borough building in Windber, HABS photo, 1988
Windber Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Windber Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by the borough line, Cambria Ave., 28th St. and the Big Paint Cr., Paint Borough, Scalp Level and Windber, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°14′10″N 78°49′55″W / 40.23611°N 78.83194°W / 40.23611; -78.83194Coordinates: 40°14′10″N 78°49′55″W / 40.23611°N 78.83194°W / 40.23611; -78.83194
Area 299 acres (121 ha)
Built 1897
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Other, Vernacular worker housing
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 91001705[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 1991

Windber Historic District is a national historic district located at Paint Borough, Scalp Level, and Windber in Cambria County and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 944 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site. It encompasses an area first developed by the Berwind-White Coal Company in 1897, and developed and between 1897 and 1930. It includes the central business district of Windber and surrounding residential areas, consisting largely of workers' housing. Notable buildings include the Berwind-White Headquarters Building (1903), Eureka Department Store (1899), Windber Trust Company (1910), Windber Electric Building (1925), Clement Building (1902), Windber Hotel (1902), former train station (1916), Arcadia Theater (1919), Clubhouse (1899), Davis Shaffer House (now Windber Museum, 1886), and Windber Hospital (c. 1905).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  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 Gerald M. Kuncio (August 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Windber Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 

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