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Titusville Historic District - PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 41° 37.597 W 079° 40.615
17T E 610213 N 4609167
Quick Description: Titusville, PA was formed as boom town due to lumber and oil
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2009 6:25:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM6ABW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 19

Long Description:
From the secondary link below, the following portions of the historical district application are cited:
"The Titusville Historic District is located in north-central Titusville and contains approximately 170 acres. The district is a compact representation of Titusville's built environment as it developed from the beginning of the oil in-dustry through the turn of the century. Most architectural styles prevelent during the period of American growth are reflected in the district, both domestic architectural styles and commercial building trends. The historic district is primarily unaltered from its earlier appearance; remodeled buildings are minimal and intrusions are few. The 19th century flavor of the district is maintained in architectural landscape and streetscape features. The district contains 503 structures of which 472 are contributing and 31 are intrusive."
"There is no doubt that the greatest growth period in the history of the town coincided with the oil boom in the 1860's. Seemingly overnight the community, incorporated in 1847, grew from a few hundred inhabitants to over 10,000 people and adopted city status in 1866. The great Pennsylvania Oil Boom was a classic example of the speculative get-rich-phenomenon earlier seen in the California Gold Rush of 1849."

An map of the historical district streets is included in the gallery. More supporting buildings will be waymarked from the pictures taken during a long morning walk.

Street address:
Titusville, PA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Crawford County

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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