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xzmattzx Sep 8, 2014 5:32 PM

Danville, PA
 
Danville is a borough on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, and is the seat of Montour County. The population is around 4,500.

Danville first began to grow when the North Branch of Pennsylvania Canal was built in the area beginning in 1828. It was named the seat of Montour County shortly after the county was created in 1850. Danville prospered as an iron manufacturing center in the mid-1800s, starting with the opening of the first foundry in 1829, and booming from the 1840s through the 1860s. T-rails for railroads were also produced in the borough. When steel began replacing iron in the 1870s, Danville went into decline, but still remained a manufacturing center into the 20th century.


The William Montgomery House, on Bloom Street. The house was built in 1792, when Danville was founded.

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The William Chamberlin House, on Bloom Street.

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Houses on Mahoning Street.

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The Fourth Ward Public School, on Vine Street. The school was built in 1871.

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Grove Presbyterian Church, on Bloom Street. The church was built in 1875.

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Buildings on Mill Street.

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Buildings on Mill Street.

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Buildings on Mill Street.

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The Montour Trust Company, on Mill Street. The bank was built in 1872 as the Italianate-style City Hotel. The concrete facade was added in the 1920s. To the right of the bank is the Danville Municipal Building, which was formerly the Masonic Temple, and was built in 1920.

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The Montour County Courthouse, on Mill Street. The courthouse was built in 1871.

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The Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Pine Street. The church was built in 1860 in the Greek Revival style.

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Houses on Lower Mulberry Street.

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The Thomas Beaver Free Library, on Market Street. The library was built in 1886 and originally has a YMCA also operating in the building. The library was named for Thomas Beaver, who funded the library with his money from the Montour Iron Works and the Danville Stove and Manufacturing Company.

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The George W. Miles House on Market Street. The house is distinctive for using serpentine stone.

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Mahoning Presbyterian English Church, on Ferry Street. The church was built in 1853.

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The Edward Baldy House, on Market Street. The house was built in 1872.

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The Montgomery House, on Market Street. The house was built in 1885.

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The William Magill House, on Market Street. The house was built in 1814.

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The old Danville Acedemy, on Market Street. The structure was built in 1855, and later had Victorian additions.

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The Peter Baldy, Jr. House, on Market Street.

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The William Hancock House, on Market Street. The house was built in the 1872.

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Houses on Center Street.

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A house on Center Street.

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ColDayMan Sep 8, 2014 11:03 PM

Very nice town.

djbowen Sep 9, 2014 12:24 PM

That last house just looks improperly scaled.

Wheelingman04 Sep 9, 2014 3:11 PM

Nice little town!!


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