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A. W. Cook House

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c. 1880. 3123 PA 2002

The Cook family decided that the large trees closest to the mill and the house should never be cut so that they could be appreciated by future generations of the Cook family. Now the public can appreciate them since these forested acres were donated to the state park system. The Anthony Cook house is a large, white frame Queen Anne house with a sweeping veranda along two elevations whose intersecting gable roofline is topped by a very steeply pitched hipped roof. The house remains in the family. A similarly sized house was built by Anthony's brother, Thomas Cook, adjacent to this property to the east. A large granite mausoleum in the form of a classical temple, built the year after Anthony's death, is located on private land southeast of the house.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "A. W. Cook House", [Cooksburg, 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, 449-449.

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