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The Equinunk Historic District is a national historic district located in Buckingham and Manchester townships, Wayne County, PA. Equinunk’s first settler, between 1776 and 1782, was Josiah Parks, a prominent figure in the early rafting industry on the Delaware River; his family lived in a cave in the rocks.

The district includes 55 contributing buildings and one contributing site in the community of Equinunk. The buildings are vernacular interpretations of a variety of architectural styles popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries, including Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Second Empire and Queen Anne. Buildings included are Nelson’s Store (ca. 1850), Calder House (ca. 1836; home of the Equinunk Historical Society), Nelson House (ca. 1875), Barnes House (1901), Bullock’s Store (ca. 1888), Taft Hotel (ca. 1870), Bleck’s Hotel (1905—shown) and the Equinunk Methodist Church (1895). The contributing site is the Equinunk Cemetery. The Equinunk Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

From the collection of the Wayne County Historical Society, 810 Main St., Honesdale, PA. The museum and research library are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and museum only 12 noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Sunday hours through Columbus Day.


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