Isaac A. Packer Farm, Legislative Route 18011, 2.4 miles northwest of Jay Street Bridge (Farrandville Road), Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA
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Significance: The Isaac A. Packer Farm contains farm house (HABS No. PA-5500-A), barn (HABS No. PA-5500-B), lime kiln (HABS No. PA-5500-C), and well (HABS No. PA-5500-D). These buildings and structures have retained much of their integrity and represent the nucleus of a late 19th century/early 20th century farm complex. At its largest, the farm comprised approximately 212 acres in the late nineteenth century, consisting of both cultivated river flatland and an adjacent mountain. Crops raised included tobacco, wheat, and oats, among other crops. In 1935, the property ceased as an active farm, and remains to this day a residence. Presently the farm is approximately 178 acres. In many ways, the farm is typical of other farms in the area, however. it is distinguished by the unique residential architecture of the farm house.
Survey number: HABS PA-5500
Building/structure dates: ca. 1865 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1905 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1972 Subsequent Work