Terence V. Powderly House

The Terence V. Powderly House is located along North Main Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. It was the home of Powderly from his early life until 1921. During this time he led the Knights of Labor and served as mayor of Scranton for several terms.

It is a two-story single-family dwelling, built in a vernacular Victorian style, with a cross-gabled roof on a busy street in a residential neighborhood in an area slightly west of downtown Scranton, looking towards it over the Lackawanna River. The house has one architecturally noteworthy feature, a glass anteentrance to keep out cold weather, not common at that time.

Since his death the house has gone through other owners but has not been substantially altered, other than the conversion of the second floor to an apartment and the addition of a picture window to that unit.

In 1966 it was declared a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It has remained a private residence and is not open to the public.

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