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Keeler-Camp House

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After 1869. 21 Lincoln Ave.

Luther and Caroline Keeler acquired the lot in 1865 and apparently began construction of this house that its next owner, lawyer and real estate investor Byron O. Camp, finished after 1869. Like the Mahlon Mercur House (c. 1860) at 200 Chestnut Street in Towanda, Bradford County, the house has eleven gables, but its windows, cross gables, and drip bargeboards make it a local expression of mid-nineteenth-century Gothic Revival. It includes both sophisticated and vernacular elements: pointed arches with simple tracery on the front facade and Carpenter Gothic windows on the gable ends. Reflecting the community's affection for classicism, the pointed-arched entrance with lancet-arched sidelights echoes Greek Revival compositions, while the window in the central cross gable is a Gothic Revival version of a Palladian window. A veranda surrounds the two-and-one-half-story rear ell, which is taller than the two-story front section. Originally a tower rose at the junction of the front section and rear wing.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Keeler-Camp House", [Montrose, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-SQ13.

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, 543-543.

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