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Samuel Moss House

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Early 1840s, Henry Hipple(?). 200 S. Main St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Partly because it has housed the Jersey Shore Historical Society since 1972, the three-bay double-pile Samuel Moss House is one of the best-preserved Greek Revival houses in Jersey Shore. In many respects, it also is representative of the town's domestic expression of Greek Revival. Two of its features, the stepped chimney screen (with an attic window piercing the screen) and the recessed entrance framed by pilasters and entablature, are found on many pre–Civil War houses along the Susquehanna's West Branch. Two that illustrate this are the c. 1836 Webb-Sallada House at 313–315 S. Main Street and the 1842 Gallauher-Webb House at 416–418 S. Main Street. Henry Hipple came from a family of builders in the Philadelphia area and moved to Jersey Shore in 1834. He also worked in nearby Lock Haven, Clinton County, and moved there in 1861.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Samuel Moss House", [Jersey Shore, 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, 578-578.

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