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Terrace Street District

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c. 1870–1900. 697–725 Terrace St.

These four large, brick, Colonial Revival, Second Empire, and Italianate houses face French Creek, and the former path of the canal and railroad. Interpretive panels on the west side of Terrace Street describe the path of both canal and railroad and their economic impact on Meadville. The houses enjoy deep setbacks, and although some are in better condition than others, they all maintain a fairly high level of integrity and they make a powerful statement about wealth in Meadville between the 1870s and 1900. The enormous yellow brick Arthur C. Huidekoper house of 1890, which is immediately south of the Baldwin-Reynolds house, with its Flemish-shaped gable end and semicircular, two-story portico supported by Ionic columns, is particularly noteworthy.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Terrace Street District", [Meadville, 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, 511-511.

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