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Williamsburg Historic District

Posted in Historical Places in Blair County, Pa.

Williamsburg Historic District is a national historic district located in Williamsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania. The Williamsburg Historic District includes 362 contributing buildings and 6 contributing structures in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Spring House

The earliest buildings date back to the 1830s, when Williamsburg began expansion as a canal town along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal. Most of the buildings are primarily frame and brick, with notable examples of Federal and Late Victorian style architecture.

A few of the buildings included among the historic sites in Williamsburg listed on the National Register are:

  • The Schwab Hotel built in 1910
  • Hollidaysburg Trust Company building constructed in 1873
  • The Presbyterian Church built in 1841
  • The Zion Lutheran Church built in 1907
  • The Church of the Brethren built in 1911
  • Williamsburg High School built in 1918
  • The Community Elementary School bulit in 1941

A number of Williamsburg cemeteries are also listed on the National Register, including;

  • Presbyterian Cemetery established in 1824
  • Methodist established in 1831
  • Lutheran established in 1835
  • Lutheran and German Reformed established in 1804

The National Register also includes Williamsburg's Big Spring and the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way.

Williamsburg's Big Spring

 

The Williamsburg Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. A digitally scaned PDF of the Williamsburg Historic District Register application is available for this Historic District providing interesting information about the buildings and the history of Williamsburg.

County Spot photos of Historic Williamsburg PA Learn more about Williamsburg Borough View a list of Blair County historic sites on National Register.

Location of the Williamsburg Historic District

 

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