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Taylor, George, House

Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
County of Lehigh.
Front Street
National Register Number: 71000709
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Watch in
2004.
Congressional District: PA-15 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 17, 1971):
From 1768 to 1776, this two story stone house was the residence of George Taylor (1716-1781), ironmaster, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Landmark exhibits moisture problems and suffers ongoing deterioration of its chimney, roof, and structural beams.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The source of moisture should be identified and eliminated. The chimney, roof and structural beams should be stabilized and/or restored. The Landmark needs basic repairs, preservation and remediation.


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