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Twelve-Sided House

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c. 1860. 1427 PA 208, 0.5 miles southwest of Pulaski

One of three brick pre–Civil War houses on PA 208 in the northwestern corner of Lawrence County, this is a two-story, brick, twelve-sided, or dodecagonal, house. The house, apparently built by the Brown family, has had its original windows replaced and a porch added later. Normally a cupola would crown the roof of this house type.

An older relative, James P. Brown, built a c. 1830 brick two-story farmhouse with elongated narrow windows at 1229 PA 208. With its nearly square massing, oculus, and three bays, it varies from the traditional five-bay rectangular composition.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "Twelve-Sided House", [Pulaski, 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, 554-554.

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