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W. G. Eckles Company Architects Offices (R. W. Clendenin House)

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R. W. Clendenin House
c. 1870; 1897 alterations, F. A. Bula. 301 N. Mercer St.

This two-and-one-half-story rambling Shingle Style house today serves as offices for the Eckles architectural firm. Eckles bought the house, which, coincidentally, was commissioned by Mrs. Eckles's distant relatives, the Clendenins, when the Lawrence Savings and Trust Bank Building formerly housing their offices was demolished for urban renewal. Up the hill at 315 N. Mercer Street, Isaac Hobbs and Son of Philadelphia designed a Second Empire “Suburban Villa” for New Castle banker William Patterson. The plans and an illustration were published in Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine of September 1869 (p. 276). It now houses offices.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "W. G. Eckles Company Architects Offices (R. W. Clendenin House)", [New Castle, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-LA8.

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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, 550-550.

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