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Olde English Shoppe (Arthur Johnston House, New Lodge Inn)

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Arthur Johnston House, New Lodge Inn
1831. 1561 Perry Highway (U.S. 19), 4.9 miles south of Mercer
  • Olde English Shoppe (Arthur Johnston House, New Lodge Inn)

The most common house type in western Pennsylvania in the first half of the nineteenth century, for those wealthy enough to afford it, was the five-bay, central-hall house in brick or stone. This former house followed this pattern but has an exceptional fan window above the front door. The formality of its corner quoins and interior end chimneys contrasts with the random-laid stonework. The building, facing the old Pittsburgh-Erie Turnpike, has housed a post office and reputedly was a stop on the Underground Railroad in its long history. Today it houses an antiques store.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Olde English Shoppe (Arthur Johnston House, New Lodge Inn)", [Mercer, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-ME6.

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, 538-538.

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