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PENNSYLVANIA - Venango County - Historic Districts

Emlenton Historic District
(added 1997 - Venango County - #97001256)
Roughly bounded by Allegheny R., the borough limits, Kerr Ave., Hickory, and Center Sts. , Emlenton
(1800 acres, 317 buildings, 57 structures, 1 object)
Historic Significance: Event, Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Crosby, W. Holmes
Architectural Style: Italianate, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
Historic Person: Crawford, Harry Jennings
Significant Year: 1837
Area of Significance: Industry, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Manufacturing Facility, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Manufacturing Facility, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling

Franklin Historic District
(added 1984 - Venango County - #84003583)
Roughly bounded by Miller Ave., Otter, 8th, Buffalo, and 16th Sts. , Franklin
(1529 acres, 380 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Federal, Other, Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Architecture, Industry
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Business, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Business, Single Dwelling

Oil City Downtown Commercial Historic District
(added 1997 - Venango County - #97001250)
Also known as Oilville; Cornplanter; see also National Transit Building an
Generally along Seneca, Center, Elm, Sycamore, Duncomb, and Main Sts. , Oil City
(250 acres, 51 buildings, 2 structures)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Bresnot, Joseph P., Bailey, Emmett E.
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Italianate, Romanesque
Area of Significance: Commerce, Industry, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Government, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Social
Historic Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Manufacturing Facility, Meeting Hall, Post Office, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Recreation And Culture, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Manufacturing Facility, Museum, Religious Structure, Specialty Store

Oil City North Side Historic District
(added 1999 - Venango County - #99001335)
Also known as Cottage Hill; Palace Hill; Polish Hill
Roughly bounded by Conrail RR, Manning St., Park Rd., Deer St., and Linden, Hasson, Bishop, Carroll and E. Bissell Ave. , Oil City
(2500 acres, 1140 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple et al., Various
Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Area of Significance: Architecture, Industry, European
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private , Local
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Church Related Residence, Church School, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Domestic, Religion, Social, Vacant/Not In Use
Current Sub-function: Church Related Residence, Multiple Dwelling, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store

Oil City South Side Historic District
(added 1997 - Venango County - #97001249)
Also known as Venango City;Laytonia
Roughly bounded by Allegheny R., Wilson Ave., Lee's Ln., W. Third, and W. Fifth Sts., and Reservoir St. , Oil City
(2220 acres, 882 buildings, 2 objects)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Brenot, Joseph P., Bailey, Emmett E.
Architectural Style: Italianate, Colonial, Romanesque
Area of Significance: Industry, Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: State , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion, Social
Historic Sub-function: Business, Meeting Hall, Multiple Dwelling, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Defense, Domestic, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Multiple Dwelling, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store




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