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Titusville Area School District Administrative Building (Maltby-Scheide House)

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Maltby-Scheide House
1863–1866, 1890; c. 1921 library, William Woodburn Potter. 221 N. Washington St.
  • Titusville Area School District Administrative Building (Maltby-Scheide House)

This pleasant, frame foursquare house has paired brackets and elaborate moldings over the windows that were added by the second owner. But what sets the house apart is the large brick addition at the northwest corner. Soon after his father, William T. Scheide, died and left him his rare book collection, John Hinsdale Scheide purchased this house and commissioned his Princeton classmate and friend William Woodburn Potter (1875–1964) to design a brick, Tudor Revival library building for the collection. This was no ordinary library, for it contained some of the world's rarest books: a Gutenberg Bible, a complete critical edition of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach in forty-seven volumes, and the First Folio of Shakespeare. Upon Mrs. Scheide's death in 1959, the library was donated to Princeton University. To honor the collection, a room emulating Potter's design and using its stained glass windows was added to Princeton's existing Firestone Library. The house and its library room were donated to the Titusville Area School District.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Titusville Area School District Administrative Building (Maltby-Scheide House)", [Titusville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-CR29.

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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, 521-521.

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