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Denison House
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Denison House, HABS photo, December 1934
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Location 35 Denison St.,
Forty Fort, Pennsylvania
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built c. 1790
Architectural style New England central chimney
NRHP reference No. 70000550
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Added to NRHP December 2, 1970

Denison House, also known as the Colonel Nathan Denison House, is a historic home located at Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1790, and is a 2 1/2-story, frame building with a central chimney in the New England style. A rear addition and full-width front porch were added in the mid-19th century. The house has since been restored to its appearance in the 1790s.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

Col. Nathan Denison was a Revolutionary Officer and a Luzerne County Judge. The Denison House features a table on which the Articles of Capitulation were signed, surrendering Forty Fort to the British and ending the Battle of Wyoming.

The property is owned and maintained by the Luzerne County Historical Society. It is open for guided tours in the summer.

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