“Rare stone home, a through-back to Pennsylvania architecture.”
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The Henry Houser house remains one of the earliest of its type in the region and is one of the rarely found stone homes that survive. Enjoy reading information on the home and family below. The home belongs to the U.S. Dept. of Interior and is listed on the National Register.
The Yorkville Enquirer reported on the Henry and Jane Houser home on May 11, 1892 – “Your corespondent visited the area around Kings Mt., and saw the stone house built in 1800 by Henry Houser. The walls are of stone from the hills around and are 2.5 ft., thick and plastered inside. Mr. Sherer now occupies the house. His wife says it is the coolest house in the summer and warmest in the winter of any house she has ever lived in. The house has six large rooms all furnished in nice style. It sits on a hill overlooking the fertile valley of Kings Creek. IT is a monument to the skill and energy of Henry Houser and his wife Jane.”
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