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Christopher Kratzer House Bed-and-Breakfast

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c. 1840. 101 E. Cherry St.

This handsome Greek Revival board-and-batten house lies within a block of the river and stands out in a town primarily constructed of brick and stone. The two-story, hipped-roof house has attic windows and a one-story square entrance portico supported by Ionic columns. It was built before 1840 by lumberman Christopher Kratzer, a successful entrepreneur who invested in turnpikes, the newspaper business, real estate, and politics. The house has been converted to a bed-and-breakfast. Both this house and a brick house of the same period at 114 Front Street indicate by the sophistication of their architectural styling the prosperity brought to this relatively isolated spot by river access and the lumber industry. The L-shaped brick house at number 114 has a handsome triangular light in the pediment facing the street, a feature seen often in the valley of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Christopher Kratzer House Bed-and-Breakfast", [Clearfield, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-CF3.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 472-472.

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