You are here

Sterling Hall (Walter Sterling House)

-A A +A
Walter Sterling House
1860, attributed to Samuel Sloan. 72 S. River St.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

If Philadelphian Sloan himself did not design this picturesque Italianate house with a lacy cast-iron porch by Robert Wood of Philadelphia and a cupola for viewing the river, then it was patently cribbed from design No. 44, “The Southern Mansion,” in his Model Architect (1852). The house is now a dormitory.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Sterling Hall (Walter Sterling House)", [Wilkes-Barre, 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, 465-465.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.