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Amos Judson House

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1820, Amos Judson, carpenter. 31 High St.

Built by Amos Judson, a cabinetmaker and trader from Connecticut, this is the earliest building in Waterford. Along with the Eagle Hotel across the street, also owned by Judson between 1842 and 1853, this house is the centerpiece of the village. His woodworking skill shows in the flush siding, corner boards, dentils, and the fluted pilasters and columns of the porch. The three-bay, two-story portion of the Greek Revival house has a pediment in the gable end facing the street, which is echoed by a diminutive pediment sheltering the entrance. A four-bay one-and one-half-story saltbox addition to the south housed Judson's trading store. Today, the house contains artifacts and furnishings from the Judson family, and is the headquarters of the local historical society.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Amos Judson House", [Waterford, 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, 502-502.

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