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Glenn R. Cordell House (James Nelson House)

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James Nelson House
1820. 777 Crossroads Rd., off U.S. 522, 2.8 miles southeast of McConnellsburg

This is an excellent example of the ubiquitous stone five-bay, two-story, gable-roofed western Pennsylvania farmhouse. Unlike many older houses, it retains its five interior mantels with carved surrounds and eight cupboards with shelves and pegs, as well as high-style touches like keystones and corner quoins. The limestone four-over-four house was built for the Nelsons, one of only two families who owned the house until 1999. The twenty-two-acre lot also has a timber-frame Pennsylvania barn to the east.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Glenn R. Cordell House (James Nelson House)", [McConnellsburg, 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, 369-370.

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