Brigadier General Louis Evans was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a Juniata County commissioner in 1818. He relocated from Montgomery County in 1802 and built a stone house and a four-story stone gristmill on Delaware Creek outside of Thompsontown. The wide two-story stone Federal-style building one sees today was formed in 1834 by the addition of a side-hall stone house to the original center-hall building. Chimneys on the gable ends and a simple white wooden porch across the first story unify the facade. The interior was renovated but preserves the original interior woodwork and wooden floors. The property also includes a wood frame carriage house on a stone foundation built by Evans's son in 1876 and a few of the original millstones. The General Evans House has been open to the public as a bed-and-breakfast since 1987.
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