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Irvin House

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1843; 1860, Himrod and Woodworth, contractors. 8 N. Front St.

The Irvin brothers' house is a wonderful Greek Revival brick building dominated by a portico of four Tuscan columns and pediment with a rising sun motif within a pleated fan shape. The house is a long narrow rectangle, six bays deep and only three bays wide. A two-story wing on the south elevation terminates in a three-story, windowed tower. Despite its rather ungainly proportions, this is an important house, facing the site of the brothers' former iron furnace along the Shenango River and the canal. Houses with similar columned porches and three-bay facades are found at 37 and 41 Mercer Street.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Irvin House", [Greenville, 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, 542-542.

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