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DuGruchy Cottage

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c. 1805. 373 Priestley Ave.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Tarred as a revolutionary in England because of his French ancestry, John Philip DuGruchy fled to Northumberland in 1800.

He built this quaint one-and-one-half-story cottage on land purchased from Joseph Priestley. Constructed of stucco over stone, the stylish facade imitates a Federal side-hall plan. Fit for a Hobbit, the one-room residence has a fireplace at its west gable end and a sleeping loft in the attic.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "DuGruchy Cottage", [Northumberland, 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, 399-399.

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