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Kane Manor Inn (Kane House, “Anoatok”)

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Kane House, “Anoatok”
1896–1897, Cope and Stewardson. 230 Clay St.

This large Georgian Revival mansion would be a sophisticated addition to any urban area, but in a town the size of Kane, it is monumental. Built for Thomas Kane's family after his death, the house replaced the earlier home lost to a fire in 1896. Katherine D. Kane, Thomas's mother, commissioned the Philadelphia firm of Cope and Stewardson to design the house. Katherine Kane's nephew-in-law, Walter Cope of the Cope and Stewardson firm, designed a home large enough for her extended family, with a medical office for Katherine's daughter-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Kane. Cope designed a commodious buff brick dwelling with a two-and-one-half-story hipped-roof central portion joined to a smaller hipped-roof pavilion to the south. On the north, a rounded two-story, Ionic-columned porch shows its elegant face to the surrounding forest. A smaller one-story porch on the east elevation has been enclosed. The house sits on 10 acres and is adjacent to another 240 that offer four miles of hiking trails. The house was named “Anoatok,” an Eskimo word meaning “wind-loved spot” that honored Katherine's other son, Elisha Kent Kane, an Arctic explorer in the 1850s. The ten bedrooms and large basement space now accommodate a bed-and-breakfast.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Kane Manor Inn (Kane House, “Anoatok”)", [Kane, 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, 420-421.

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