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Lawrdence County Historical Society (George Greer House)

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George Greer House
c. 1900, Frank H. Foulk. 408 N. Jefferson St.

Tin plate magnate George Greer and his wife, Alice White Greer, employed New Castle's best-known architectural firm to design their nineteen-room frame house. They chose a site near other fashionable houses, well above the industrial flats to the southwest along the Shenango River. Ironically, the house built by the owner of a tin plate factory was donated to the Lawrence County Historical Society sixty years later by its then owner Joseph Clavelli, who at one time had been a tin plate worker. The house's proportions, horizontal massing, clustered one-story Corinthian columns supporting the full-facade porch, and attic-story windows suggest the Colonial Revival style. The leaded and stained glass was produced by the H. C. Fry Glass Company of Beaver County.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Lawrdence County Historical Society (George Greer House)", [New Castle, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-LA10.

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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, 551-551.

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