This riotously elaborate frame Queen Anne house reflects the financial exuberance of those who profited from the first oil strikes near Bradford. While its architect is unknown, the house resembles a design by George Franklin Barber of Knoxville, Tennessee, who sold architectural plans by mail. There are more than a dozen known Barber houses in western Pennsylvania, and probably many more that have never been documented. This house retains most of its original details, including a circular balcony covered by a conical tower, ridgeline cresting, a horseshoe-shaped window in the front gable, and a patterned chimney.
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David Phillips Sr. House
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