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Montrose, PA

Montrose is a borough in northeast Pennsylvania, in the Endless Mountains, and is the seat of Susquehanna County. The population is around 1,500.

Montrose was laid out in 1812 and was incorporated in 1824. It was settled by New Englanders, who moved west for more land. Montrose saw some manufacturing in the early 1800s, and then coal mining became big throughout much of northeastern Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s. Montrose saw growth from the coal industry until around the 1950s. Today, Montrose is seeing some renewed growth due to fracking for oil and natural gas.


The Susquehanna County Courthouse, on Maple Street at the head of Public Avenue. The courthouse was built in 1855.



Looking down Public Avenue from the county courthouse.



Buildings on Public Avenue. On the left is the Loomis Building, built in 1894.



Buildings on Public Avenue. The Evans Building, in the center, was built in 1938.



Buildings on Public Avenue. The Montrose Theater, on the left, was built in 1920.



The Phoenix Block, on Church Street. The structures were built in 1854.



Buildings on Public Avenue. On the left is the Tarbell Hotel.



The Tarbell Hotel was built in 1814, with a third story and Italianate elements added in 1870.



The Civil War monument, on Monument Square. The monument was dedicated in 1877.



The United Fire Department, on Monument Square. The fire station was built in 1855 as the William Jessup House.



The Susquehanna County Jail, on Lake Avenue at Prospect Street. The jail was built in 1868.



The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association, on Maple Street at Monument Square. The structure was built in 1907.



A house on Maple Street.



The Stone House, on Maple Street. The house was built in 1864.



Houses on Maple Street.



St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on Church Street. The church was built in 1857, and was designed by Richard Upjohn.



The Mulford-Lyons House, on Church Street. The house was built in 1818 in a Federal style.



The First Presbyterian Church, on Church Street.



Silver Lake Bank, on Church Street. The bank was built in 1816.



The George Bentley House, on Church Street.



The James Biddle House, on Church Street. The house was built in 1888.



Houses on Church Street.



Montrose United Methodist Church, on Grow Avenue. The church was built in 1875.



The William Cooper House, on Lake Avenue. The house was built in 1860.



The Montrose Bible Conference, on Locust Street. It was originally the Post-Torrey House, and was built in 1855.



Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, on Main Street. The church was built in 1886.



A house on Lincoln Avenue.



Houses on Main Street.



A house on Cherry Street.

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charming and nice to see this as its a good break from the big city threads.

it strikes me as surprisingly ohio-y looking for a mid-penn village.
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charming and nice to see this as its a good break from the big city threads.

it strikes me as surprisingly ohio-y looking for a mid-penn village.
I wouldn't really call it mid-Pennsylvania. It's only maybe 30 minutes from Binghamton. It's closer to New Jersey and the Catskills than it is to Williamsport.

Montrose was settled by New Englanders, so it makes sense that it looks like parts of Ohio. New Englanders took their vernacular styles and brought them west with them along the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier of New York, and into the Connecticut Western Reserve (which explains its name) in what is now Ohio.
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The United Fire Department, on Monument Square. The fire station was built in 1855 as the William Jessup House.


This seems like an unusual tower orientation for a house of that time?
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