Addison Borough, Somerset County, Pennsylvania (PA)

Addison Borough

Somerset County, Pennsylvania

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Addison Borough, PO Box 13, Addison, PA 15411.
Phone: 814‑395‑5414.

Addison as described in 1940 [1]

In Addison, an attractive country village of frame houses, is an old Toll House consisting of a heptagonal two-story tower joined to flanking one-story stone wings; around the tower is a portico. The interior contains Colonial furniture. Inscribed on a weather-worn board fitted into a window casing is a detailed list of toll rates. There was no charge for carts and wagons having wheels more than 8 inches wide, but the toll was 12-cents for a stage coach or a carriage with four wheels and two horses. This toll house, erected in 1835, is similar to one just north of Uniontown on the National Pike.

  1. Writers Program of the Works Progress Administration, State of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania: A Guide to the Keystone State, American Guide Series, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940.

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