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Jahu Hunter House

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c. 1870. 260 Main St.

Jahu Hunter, who invested in oil and timber, had this frame Second Empire mansion built facing the Warren-Franklin turnpike (now Main Street) rather than the Allegheny River, which flows behind the house. The facade is dominated by a three-story projecting tower with bull's-eye windows in the mansard roof. The first story retains its sweeping porch that wraps around three sides. A large frame barn to the east serves as a carriage house. The family offices were in the Hunter Building of 1894 adjacent to the bridge on Buckingham Street.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "Jahu Hunter House", [Tidioute, 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, 410-410.

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