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Terry House

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1808. PA 187, Terrytown, 3 miles northwest of Wyalusing

Connecticut-born Captain Jonathan Terry and his wife moved from the Wyoming Valley in 1787 to become Terrytown's first settlers. Located on the west side of the Susquehanna just north of Wyalusing Creek, the site was ideal for Terry's many enterprises: a ferry, gristmill, sawmill, tannery, and distillery. The hewn-log house is an architectural rarity that merges Pennsylvania log construction of half-dovetail notching with New England proportions in a height that is one-half and a depth that is three-quarters of its length. The plan is a derivation of the customary New England hall-and-parlor plan with entrance porch, central chimney, and added lean-to. The house was restored in 1929 and again in 1964.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Terry House", [Wyalusing, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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