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Providence Branch of the Scranton Public Library (Aaron Silkman House)

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Aaron Silkman House
1840. 2006 N. Main Ave.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

This quintessential New England Greek Revival temple-front house is at once dignified and pragmatic. The front elevation is finished with flush siding while square Doric piers support a pedimented gable. Tiny porticoed lateral wings extend from the main mass recalling Peter Harrison's Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Providence Branch of the Scranton Public Library (Aaron Silkman House)", [Scranton, 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, 490-491.

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