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Thompson Farm

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1755, with many additions. Old PA 22, 1 mile east of Thompsontown

The founders of Thompsontown purchased this land for their farm from pioneer Hugh Micheltree, whose cabin still stands. John Thompson built a two-story central-hall stone house, a springhouse, and eventually a larger two-story Federal-style house. Constructed with bricks made on the site, the Federal-style house has a Palladian window on the facade, an arched entrance with double doors and a fanlight, six-over-six windows, a lunette in the gable, and within, a circular staircase. A two-story brick addition on the house's east side follows the regional vernacular. One of four masonry locks constructed for the Juniata branch of the Pennsylvania Canal (1827–1829) is preserved on the riverfront (see JU8).

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Thompson Farm", [Thompsontown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 426-427.

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