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Superintendent's House

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1861, William Shoaff. Little Buffalo State Park

William Shoaff, who had purchased a log cabin with the gristmill, was sufficiently prosperous to build his family a new house in 1861. Emblematic of the survival of vernacular design in the hinterlands, the two-and-one-half-story Federal Revival brick house was erected on a fieldstone foundation with chimneys on the gable ends and a boxed cornice. A front porch signals the main entrance; the side porch fronting the rear wing is characteristic of central Pennsylvania.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Superintendent's House", [Newport, 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, 422-422.

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