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General Evans House

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1812, 1834. Evans Hollow Rd. at corner of PA 333 and Mill Rd.

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.

Writing Credits

Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "General Evans House", [Thompsontown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-JU4.

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, 427-427.

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