Vicary House

Vicary House (HMVWM)

Location: Freedom, PA 15042 Beaver County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.908', W 80° 15.026'

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This three story mansion was built by Captain William B. Vicary. He was a Philadelphia Sea Captain who captured four British ships in the War of 1812. As a reward for war service the United States Government gave Vicary a land grant of 1,000 acres extending from Dutchman's Run to Crows Run along the Ohio River. Work on this mansion began in 1826 and was completed seven years later. It was constructed of massive dressed stone blocks quarried on the edge of the property and dragged by horse-drawn sledges to the building site. Earthen ramps were built so the huge stones could be shifted into place by the workers who received 25 cents a day plus dinner. It is an illustration of the local architecture of Western Pennsylvania.
Placed ByBeaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 563342 N 4503704
Decimal Degrees40.68180000, -80.25043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.908', W 80° 15.026'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 54.48" N, 80° 15' 1.56" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1235-1249 3rd Ave, Freedom PA 15042, US
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