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Litch House

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c. 1880. 16 Taylor St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

Built by a lumber family to overlook their mill along North Fork Creek, this house is a stunning example of the Stick Style, dominated by a three-story tower with round-arched windows and a convex roof. The three-bay porch is balanced by a three-sided, two-story bay window. Brackets and cross-shaped ornament under the projecting eaves and the colorful paint scheme of maroon and dark green that highlights the windows and cornice against the cream-colored walls complete this celebration of wood.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Litch House", [Brookville, 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, 465-466.

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