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Innis Mansion

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1874, 1877, c. 1897. 305 W. 4th St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This house, built on the Moran farm, was purchased three years after its construction by William J. Innis, a machinist from New England. Innis revamped it by 1877 and added an observatory. After his death in 1894, it was remodeled from its Second Empire style to the present Queen Anne appearance. The frame house has window caps, brackets, round- and flat-arched windows, a sweeping veranda, dormers, and sawn ornament in the gable ends. The remnants of the Second Empire roof are visible on the south elevation. There are a number of very large Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Second Empire houses several blocks away, notably those at 607 and 301 W. 1st Street.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Innis Mansion", [Oil City, 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, 531-532.

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