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River Street Historic District (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)

River Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The district includes 215 contributing buildings built between 1860 and 1930, which include notable examples of the Beaux Arts and Gothic Revival styles. Many of the contributing dwellings incorporate Wyoming Bluestone into the foundations and dressings. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

River Street Historic District
Roth Residence Hall Wilkes Barre PA.JPG
Roth Residence Hall
River Street Historic District (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
River Street Historic District (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
River Street Historic District (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
River Street Historic District (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
LocationFranklin, River, W. River, W. Jackson, W. Union, W. Market, W. Northampton, W. South and W. Ross Sts. & Barnum Pl., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°14′49″N 75°53′09″W / 41.24694°N 75.88583°W / 41.24694; -75.88583Coordinates: 41°14′49″N 75°53′09″W / 41.24694°N 75.88583°W / 41.24694; -75.88583
Area191 acres (77 ha)
Built1860
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleMixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods), Beaux Arts, Gothic
NRHP reference #85002328[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 10, 1985
First Presbyterian Church

DescriptionEdit

The River Street Historic District is a national historic district located at Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 215 contributing buildings near downtown in Wilkes-Barre on Franklin St., River St., W. River St., W. Jackson St., W. Union St., W. Market St., W. Northampton St., W. South St., and W. Ross, St., and Barnum Pl.[2] The buildings were built between 1860 and 1930, and include notable examples of the Beaux Arts and Gothic Revival styles. Many of the contributing dwellings incorporate Wyoming Bluestone into the foundations and dressings.[citation needed]

Notable buildings include the S.L. Brown Home (1840s, 1886), George Bedford House (1875), former Presbyterian Church now Osterhout Library (1843–1852), "new" Presbyterian Church (1889), St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (1897), Penn Bank Building (1911), First Eastern Building (1907), and Y.M.C.A. (1930).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "Asset Detail: 85002328". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Michael Lewis; Michael Connor; V. Joseph Sgromo; Burt Logan & William Hastie (December 1984). 01H.pdf "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: River Street Historic District" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-19.