59 W. Main Street, North East

This single family, 528 square foot home is located on the south side of North East’s Main Street. The condition of the property has declined significantly following a fire in December 2016 that damaged or destroyed the three structures located immediately to the east of 59 W. Main Street, including a second property – a two-story home – that shared the same address/house number.

Although the home is located just outside of the North East Historic District boundary, it was included in the 2014 countywide inventory of historic resources. For the purpose of the inventory, it was categorized as a Class 2 resource, which are “Properties containing historic resources at least 75 years old and of high architectural significance and architectural integrity; these properties, in the opinion of the inventory/preservation consultant, have the potential to be determined eligible for the National Register.”

The property was acquired by the Erie County Land Bank in May 2021. Presently, the building has boarded up doors and windows and is fully surrounded by orange construction fencing. At the publishing of this write-up, the home had not yet been evaluated by the Erie County Land Bank, nor had decisions been made regarding its future.

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