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Firman and Blanche Craig Andrews House

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c. 1884, 1906. 318 Penn St.

This large frame house has intersecting gables and a deep wraparound porch on two elevations. It was built by a second-generation New Bethlehem banker with lumber interests, Firman Andrews, who developed several other properties in New Bethlehem. These included his parents' house next door (now demolished) and his brother William's house, which remains at 324 Penn Street. Firman's son, Charles Jr., added to the house in 1906, and relatives lived there until 1980. The third floor is well lit with multiple dormers and gable-end windows. Diamond panes in the upper portions of the windows indicate the medieval stylistic intent of the unknown architect.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Firman and Blanche Craig Andrews House", [New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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, 456-456.

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