Historic Preservation Resources

There are a variety of historic resources located in Northumberland County. Historic resources in Northumberland County have been identified by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Historic Preservation (BHP). The BHP identifies historic resources that are listed on the National Register of Historic Place. The BHP also identifies properties that are potentially eligible for listing on the National Register. The National Register is the official list of America’s significant resources. The National Register is comprised of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects of local significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture on the national, state, and local levels.

Listing on the National Register provides prestige in addition to advantages. An advantage to Historic District designation includes tax credit provisions of the revenue act, providing a 20 percent investment credit for the rehabilitation of historic commercial, industrial and rental-residential buildings. National Register status also protects property from alteration or destruction by projects that are Federally funded or licensed. In cases where a federally funded project may cause an adverse affect, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation will review it in advance and make recommendations concerning its suitability.

The National Register listing of the Historic District does not, however, prevent private undertakings on a building that may alter or destroy its historic integrity. Also properties that are identified by the BHP are not protected from some public or all private undertakings. The property owner can make any change, unless there is a local ordinance to prevent the change.

Name

Address

City

Listed

Multiple

Beck House 62 N. Front St. Sunbury 1/11/1976  
Brown, Gottlieb, Covered Bridge E of Potts Grove on T 594, East Chillisquauque/Liberty Townships Potts Grove 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Cameron, Col. James, House PA 405/River Rd., SE of Milton Milton 5/5/1989    
Dauphin County Bridge No. 27 Deibler's Dam Rd. (Mahantango Creek Rd.) across Mahantango Cr. (Mifflin and Lower Mahanoy Townships) Pillow 8/2/1993    
Himmel's Church Covered Bridge NE of Rebuck on T 442, Washington Township Rebuck 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Hopper-Snyder Homestead NE of Watsontown off SR 49061 Watsontown 7/3/1979  
Hower-Slote House W of Turbotville Turbotville 8/22/1979  
Keefer Station Covered Bridge E of Sunbury on T 698, Upper Augusta Township Sunbury 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Kirk, William, House W of Turbotville Turbotville 12/2/1980  
Knoebel, Lawrence L., Covered Bridge Knoebel's Grove, Ralpho Township Knoebel's Grove 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Kreigbaum Covered Bridge E of Elysburg on T 459, Ralpho/Cleveland Townships Elysburg 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Milton Armory 133 Ridge Ave. Milton 7/12/1991 Pennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
Milton Freight Station 90 Broadway Milton 4/13/1977  
Milton Historic District Roughly bounded by Eight and Upper Market Sts., Spruce Ave. and Stanton, High and Apple Sts., and the Susquehanna River Milton 7/24/1986  
Northumberland County Courthouse 207 Market St. Sunbury 12/30/1974  
Northumberland Historic District Roughly bounded by Fourth and A Sts., North Shore RR and Wheatley Ave. Northumberland 11/18/1988  
Pennsylvania Canal and Limestone Run Aqueduct Bounded by Broadway, Filbert St., Limestone Run and Bound Ave. Milton 12/19/1978  
Priestley, Dr. Joseph, House 100 King St. Northumberland 9/11/1981  
Priestley, Joseph, House Priestley Ave. Northumberland 10/15/1966  
Richards Covered Bridge E of Elysburg on T 804, Ralpho/Cleveland Townships Elysburg 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Rishel Covered Bridge E of Montandon on T 573, East/West Chillisquaque Townships Montandon 8/8/1979 Covered Bridges of Northumberland County TR
Sodom Schoolhouse E of Montandon on PA 45 Montandon 2/12/1974  
Sunbury Armory Catawissa Ave. Sunbury 12/22/1989 Pennsylvania National Guard Armories MPS
Sunbury Historic District Roughly bounded by Arch, Chestnut, Front, and 5th Sts. Sunbury 11/3/1983  
Warrior Run Presbyterian Church N of McEwensville on PA 147 McEwensville 4/2/1973  
Watsontown River Bridge LR 240 spur over W branch of Susquehanna River Watsontown 6/22/1988 Highway Bridges Owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation TR
Zion Stone Church Tulpehocken Rd. Augustaville 11/1/1984