Joseph Priestley House

Priestley Ave., Northumberland, Pennsylvania

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Description 

From 1794 until his death, this was the residence of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804). Priestley's research in chemistry enabled him to identify oxygen in 1776 and carbon monoxide in 1794. One wing of this frame house was his laboratory. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 12, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000673
NR name
Priestley, Joseph, House
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Research facility
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1794; 1804
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 2