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Stephen Ulery Farm

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1780–1787, 1857. 34 Cranberry Marsh, off PA 2011, 2.6. miles southeast of Marianna

This elegant, four-bay stone house is one in a colony of buildings constructed by the Ulery family dating from the early to mid-nineteenth century, all sited on the original 500-acre farm in southern Washington County. Included are two houses, a school, a gristmill, and the Zollarsville Methodist Church. The farmhouse is prominently sited on a knoll overlooking pastureland. The stonework, most noticeable on the gable ends, is laid in a pattern similar to common bond brickwork, twelve courses of smaller stones separated by a course of larger stones. Quoins are quite large and smooth, while the facade windows and door have flat arches with raised keystones. A two-story brick ell was added to the north elevation in 1857. That year, a timber-frame bank barn was built and given a fan-shaped gable-end louver, dentilled cornice, and eaves returns, which add a Greek Revival touch to the utilitarian building. Once a dairy farm, today the owners raise cattle. A one-story, frame guesthouse was built with materials purchased through the Sears and Roebuck catalogue.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Stephen Ulery Farm", [Marianna, 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, 290-290.

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