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Henry Gast House

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1845, Samuel Noll. 401 Market St.
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Mifflinburg's finest mid-nineteenth house was built on Market Square by merchant Henry Gast. The rectangular block has a facade laid in hard pink brick from Philadelphia, a white marble foundation and sills, and double gable-end chimneys. The attic windows in the frieze and the transom-light entrance are original Greek Revival features; the pedimented portico and side porch are later additions. The Mifflinburg jail (c. 1885) in the backyard has vertical siding typical of regional outbuildings.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Henry Gast House", [Mifflinburg, 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, 408-409.

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