After multiple drive-bys over the years, I finally had a chance to tour the inside of the Oldest House in Laceyville, PA on 10/10/10.
Built in 1781, it was around when George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin were still alive and kicking. It was about 50 years old when Sitting Bull was born on the Great Plains of South Dakota.
Put that Ojeenqua in your Calumet and smoke it.
The centerpiece of the house is a massive 8' x 12' stone fireplace that begins in the lowest level ( keeping room ) and continues upward through the main and second stories.
If you ever find yourself on Pennsylvania's Rte. 6 between Tunkhannock and Towanda, make it a point to stop by and see the "Oldest House" in Laceyville. Drink deeply of the history within, and any cold spots you may encounter on the second floor are a figment of your imagination.
The Oldest House - built in 1781.
The massive 8' x 12' hearth in the keeping room
A 12" x 12" Black Walnut Beam
A Stock Certificate from 1866
Aunt Emma Williams Lived Here - 1901-1930
Bedroom on the Second Floor
Steps to 2nd Floor
What's that bright spot...?
A young child rumored to have died in this house
Hope you enjoyed the pics.