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George Taylor House

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1768. 35 S. Front St.

George Taylor was one of Lehigh Valley's most prominent citizens in the eighteenth century—an entrepreneur, civic leader, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He owned houses in Easton ( NO5) and, in 1768, built a summerhouse in what was then this rural location. Much larger than his Easton houses, this house is prominently sited on a rise above the Lehigh River with a two-story five-bay facade with central entrance on an elevated basement. Its rubble stone walls are two feet in depth and covered with stucco. A later, lower addition extends the house to the south.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "George Taylor House", [Catasauqua, 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, 298-298.

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