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Montgomery House

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1874, Joseph Nesbit. 118 S. Main St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Robert and Margaret Montgomery commissioned Nesbit from nearby Lewisburg, Union County, to design this house for their daughter, Rosetta. Its irregular L-plan, articulated with projecting pavilions, polygonal bays, and Renaissance elements, results in sprawling picturesqueness rather than classical clarity. Behind the tumult, the plan has a conventional central hall flanked by a pair of parlors.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Montgomery House", [Muncy, 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, 567-567.

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