Additions to the National Register of Historic Places

Additions lists cultural resources in Pennsylvania - districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects - entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

January 1 through March 31, 1975


Adams County

Conewago Chapel – near Edgegrove, Conewago Township. Constructed during the years 1785-1787 upon the site of an earlier structure, the chapel became the headquarters of Jesuit missionaries. Prince Gallitzin, the Apostle of the Alleghenies, spent the first years of his priesthood here.

Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District – Gettysburg Area. Comprising an area of approximately 9,600 acres, the scene of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War, the district also comprises Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Allegheny County

Duquesne Incline – 1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh. Orig­inally constructed of wood and iron in 1877, the double track in­cline was entirely rebuilt in iron in 1888. It measures 400 feet in height, 793 feet in length, with an angle of 30 1/2. degrees and is one of only two inclines which remain in the area.

Miller, James House (Stone Manse) – South Park Township. A two and one-half story stone house built in two sections (1808, 1830), it was constructed on the site of an earlier log structure where, in 1792, the first shot of the Whiskey Rebellion was fired.

Beaver County

Greersburg Academy – Market Street, Darlington. Constructed circa 1806, this two-story, three-bay building is a fine example of Georgian architecture with later Victorian additions. The Academy features a long list of distinguished alumni.

Fayette County

Bowman’s Castle (Nemacolin Castle) – Front Street, Browns­ville. Constructed in various stages between 1789 and 1900 by several generations of the Bowman family. The brick structure is two and one-half stories high with a three-story octagonal tower to the side and a squared third-story tower room to the rear.

Lancaster County

White Chimneys – Route 30, near Gap, Salisburg Township. A two and one-half story, five-bay stucco-covered limestone struc­ture built in four sections; the original structure was built circa 1720 as a tavern along the Lancaster-Philadelphia Turnpike.

Lycoming County

Jersey Shore Historic District – Jersey Shore. The district is characterized by Victorian structures dating primarily from the 1830-1860 period, many of which are in the Greek Revival and federal styles. The core of the district runs along both North and South Main Street.

Perry County

Perry County Courthouse – Center Square, New Bloomfield. Designed by Jacob Bishop, the Greek Revival courthouse has been extensively remodeled since its original construction in 1826.

Potter County

Potter County Courthouse – East Second Street, Coudersport. Constructed during the years 1851-1853, the courthouse is basically Greek Revival in style with later Victorian elements blended.

Susquehanna County

Silver Lake Bank – 75 Church Street, Montrose. Constructed 1816, this was the first bank in the county. It remained in operation until 1829 when it was converted into a private residence.

Washington County

Dusmal House – Gastonville, Union Township. A three-bay, two and one-half story, late Georgian masonry house, it is a unique variation of a Western Pennsylvania Post Colonial dwelling.

Westmoreland County

Fort Ligonier – Route 30, Ligonier. Established in 1758 during the Forbes expedition against the French, its capture was a major Indian objective during the Pontiac War of 1763. An impressive restoration of the inner fort, the stockade, and a portion of the outer works is underway.

York County

Warrington Meetinghouse – Route 74, Wellsville. A fine example of Quaker architecture, the meetinghouse was constructed in 1769 and is remarkably well preserved.


McHenry-Clure House Added to National Register

The McHenry-Clure House was originally constructed circa 1850 as a one and one-half story Greek Revival dwelling featuring a full height pedimented portico with coupled Ionic columns. In 1885, a second story was added which featured hip roof and deck, porch with turned columns, and large porch gable above the first level portico.

Jersey Shore Historic District contains a variety of architectural styles from the nineteenth century. Federal and Greek Revival style buildings predominate but many Victorian styles are also represented. The adaptation of the Greek Revival style to residential housing is particularly significant. The predominance of Federal and Classical features found in many houses forms an architecturally cohesive district which roughly approximates the early corporate boundaries.