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Office Building (Thomas W. Jackson House)

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Thomas W. Jackson House
c. 1830. 224 Liberty St.

This small one-and-one-half-story cottage humanizes what would otherwise be a strictly commercial section of Warren. Its picket fence and large tree provide a residential respite from the two- and three-story brick buildings around it. The returning eaves and corner boards place it squarely in the early Greek Revival tradition of the Western Reserve. Each of the three doors opens to a separate office space. The survival of three small Greek Revival houses—two frame and one brick—all dating from the 1830s within a four block area (402 Liberty Street; 506 East Street; and 415 W. 3rd Avenue—the last of these, the 1832 George Offerle House) is testimony to the basic conservatism of Warren and the town's understanding that reusing older residences in the commercial district provides continuity and stability.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Office Building (Thomas W. Jackson House)", [Warren, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-WA3.

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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, 405-405.

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