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Chandlery Corner
Chandlery Corner Erie PA Apr 13.jpg
Chandlery Corner, April 2013
Location 1 and 3 E. Fourth St., and 401-403, and 405 State St., Erie, Pennsylvania
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1832, 1846, 1851
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP reference No. 87000030
Added to NRHP February 5, 1987

Chandlery Corner consists of three historic buildings located at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. They are the Peter Rockwell House, Frederick Schneider House, and Schneider/Kessler Chandlery.

History

The Peter Rockwell House was built in 1832, as a Federal-style brick townhouse. It was modified for commercial use about 1865 to be a 2 1/2-story commercial building with a mansard roof. The Frederick Schneider House was built in 1846, is a two-story five-bay brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. The Schneider/Kessler Chandlery was built in 1851, is a three-story six-bay brick commercial building. The buildings are reflective of the 19th-century business district of Erie. It was named Chandlery Corner because it is the site of the plant and store of Erie's first soap and candle maker.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

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