Meason House


A premier example of an English Palladian villa in America, built in 1802. With its 7-part composition made of hand-cut limestone, remarkable forecourt, and balanced accessories, this house is the single most sophisticated building in the region from this early period. Meason built his Georgian mansion on the same land that Christopher Gist chose in 1753 as the first English Settlement west of the Alleghenies. Isaac Meason was a pioneer ironmaster and builder of one of the first successful rolling mills in 1817. His entrepreneurial skills link him directly to the creation of the iron industry. By far, the Meason Hoouse is the most elegant stone house in our reigion of the early period. This privately owned National Historic Landmark, visible from Rt. 119N, just south of Laurel Mall, is open for group tours by appointment only.







Meason House
US 119 North Lemont
Furnace, Pennsylvania 15456

Meason House


Directions From the Inne at watsons Choice
Head toward S-T Dr on Balsinger Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
Turn left onto McClellandtown Rd (PA-21). Go for 2.1 mi.
Turn right and then enter the US-40 W / US-119 N (George C Marshall Pkwy) highway. Go for 1.3 mi.
Continue on US-119. Go for 6.1 mi.
Turn right onto Mt Braddock Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
Turn right onto Ainsley Rd. Go for 0.1 mi. 4:37 pm
Arrive at Ainsley Rd.
Your destination is on the right.

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  While you're in the area, you might check out these attractions.

Coal and Coke Heritage Center (Patch/Work Voices Project at Penn State)
Historic Connellsville
Youghiogheny Station
Youghiogheny River Trail at Connellsville



234 Balsinger Road
Village of Balsinger
Uniontown, Pa 15401

Bill and Nancy Ross
Inn Keepers



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