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Stickney Block

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1877, William W. Neuer. 108–118 N. Franklin St.
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Dickson Row (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Dickson Row (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Dickson Row (Photo by William E. Fischer, Jr.)

While the town house was never very popular in Wilkes-Barre, several good examples stand just north of the Kirby Memorial Health Center. The earliest is Neuer's fashionable High Victorian block ornamented with front bays and Gothic Palladian windows, presumably built for substantial middle-class tenants. A few steps toward the river at 60–64 W. Union Street, Albert H. Kipp designed the Dickson Row (1904), four houses, now converted into apartments, with steep Dutch-style step-end gables crowning three units and a mansard roof on the fourth. The houses feature French doors opening onto a front terrace.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Stickney Block", [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, 470-471.

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