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Zane Grey House, West side of Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, Pike County, PA

Zane Grey House, West side of Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, Pike County, PA



Significance: Zane Grey (1872-1939), a noted fisherman and author of novels about the American West, began his professional writing career in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania where he lived from 1906 until 1918. The house, a four-square completed in 1906 for Grey's brother and sister-in-law, was purchased by Zane Grey in 1914 and he enlarged it in 1915-16. At the time it was surrounded by a cluster of smaller houses and outbuildings that served as family compound and production center for Grey's early novels. After years of intermittent use by the Greys and their friends, the house was purchased in 1945 by Helen Davis, who operated it as an inn for 25 years. In 1973, a portion of the first floor was converted into a museum containing Zane Grey's household furnishings and memorabilia.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-302
Survey number: HABS PA-5371
Building/structure dates: 1906 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1916 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after 1940 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after 1970 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 83002283



1906 - 1980


Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Grey, Zane
Davis, Helen
Delaware and Hudson Canal Company
Lord, Russell
Roth, Lina "Dolly" Elise
Grey, Josephine
Grey, Ida
Grey, Romer
Grey, Rebecca
Holbert, Mary
Holbert, Frederick
Clouse, August
Smith, John
Kuhn, Gottlieb
James, Alvin
Davis, Helen James
Moran, John
Moran, Theresa
Cobb, Carl B
Grey, Ellsworth
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, sponsor
Delony, Eric, project manager
Lebovich, William, project manager
Bartholomew, Brian, field team
Barber, Scott, field team
Guerette, Anne, field team
Knowland, Elizabeth, field team
Browne, Sylvie, field team
Spiegel, Nancy, field team
Christianson, Justine, transmitter


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