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N. N. Moss Company

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c. 1884; 1949, Walter H. Mallorie. 150 Main St.

N. N. Moss Company has sold furniture and carpeting at this site since 1884. The nineteenth-century portion at the rear of the store is a brick building with round-arched windows at the second story. In the 1940s, Paul and Loretta Moss, after a buying trip to New York where they saw recently constructed Moderne buildings, hired Sharon architect Walter Mallorie to update the facade of their store. The upper section consists of a smooth limestone cube pierced by a narrow two-story window framed with fluted columns and stepped reveals. A continuous canopy with the store's name along its top protects shoppers from inclement weather while they window shop.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "N. N. Moss Company", [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, 542-543.

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