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Washington County Old Men's Home, Main Building, 2198 North Main Street, Arden, Washington County, PA

Washington County Old Men's Home, Main Building, 2198 North Main Street, Arden, Washington County, PA

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Summary

Significance: The Main Building of the Washington County Old Men's Home is an example of institutional type architecture. It is a large imposing structure with fine details. It is elaborate in its use of architectural features. The original structure has not been significantly altered and the grand scale of the facade has been retained. It was built in the Victorian Age, 1872-1874, to care for those less fortunate, during the era of the awakening of social conscience. The main building is an example of institutional type architecture built in the Second Empire style of architecture.
Survey number: HABS PA-5585-A
Building/structure dates: 1874 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1916 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1922 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Kerr, J W
Hamilton, Van Kirk & Little
Croom, F McC
McNary, John
McCrook, T
Riggle, C R
Steen, J T
Bumgarner, J V
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Location

Arden Mines40.20507, -80.25895
Google Map of 40.2050709, -80.25894919999999
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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