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J Peter Lesley House

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

From 1869 until 1896, this was the residence and office of J. Peter Lesley (1819-1903), one of America's foremost geologists of that day. Mr Lesley served as Geologist for the State of Pennsylvania and Director of the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania from 1874 to 1896, and it was here that he did considerable scientific writing and drawing related to the survey, and reviewed and edited all of the reports--amounting to 120 volumes--produced by his assistants over the 20 year period. - National Park Service, Statement of Significance, as of designation, October 12, 1994



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1869/00/00 J Peter Lesley Home Home 1869-1896
1874/00/00 J Peter Lesley Workplace Considerable scientific writing and drawing for 2nd Geological Survey of Penn accomplished at home

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Particulars for J Peter Lesley House:
Sight Category Building
Science Geology
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Area of Significance Science
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 94001646
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Science
Applicable Criteria: Person
Significant Year: 1874
Associated People: Lesley, J. Peter
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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