Washington County Old Men's Home, Main Building, 2198 North Main Street, Arden, Washington County, PA
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2198 North Main Street, Arden vicinity, PA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS PA-5585-A
Building/structure dates: 1874 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1916 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
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.
Kerr, J. W.
Hamilton, Van Kirk & Little
Croom, F. McC
Riggle, C. R.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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