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|Wednesday, 30 May 2007|
Logan House, c 1860
2523 Tilbrook Road
This 2-story, 3 x 2 bay is a classic western Pennsylvania farmhouse with its L-shape, its cross-gabled roof and offset front door. The simple pillared front porch sitting on a cement slab appears to be been a later addition, as is the side porch and with its separate side entrance. The house is situated on land that was originally part of the Tilbrook farm.
The Tilbrooks were a prominent local family, and elders in the Crossroads Presbyterian Church, who began farming in the area around 1830(?). In 1865, the Tilbrooks sold the land on which the house is situated to the Robinson family, and the house was probably built around that time. It is said to have been one of the stage coach stops on the route between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
The house subsequently passed to the McMinns who held deed to the land around the turn of the 19th century, and since then the house has had a series of owners, including the Hamptons, the Kleinerts, and the Logans.
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