The McCartys and the Muncy Historical Society

The McCartys and the Muncy Historical Society (HM29UP)

Location: Muncy, PA 17756 Lycoming County
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N 41° 12.43', W 76° 47.185'

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The McCarty House, on your left, has been enlarged since the original log structure was erected circa 1800 by William McCarty.
William and his brother, Benjamin, and their Walton cousins were Muncy's founding fathers. William laid out this section of Muncy using the standard municipal grid pattern.
Considered Muncy's oldest surviving building, its low ceilings preserved heat in the winter as did the New England-style central fireplaces. Oral history attests to deer and bear being shot from the front door.
John McCarty, William's son, worked at his blacksmithing trade from the carriage house located to the rear of the family homestead.
Here he would have artfully shaped heated iron into useful items for the household and for his fellow tradesmen - working on a variety of tools for the wheelwright and farmer.
Muncy Historical Society, on your right, is housed in a Federal-style building with Greek Revival elements. Built by John McCarty, circa 1812, the original four-room structure was set back from Main Street, were added by the mid-1850s. Its squirrel tail/beehive bake over survives in the colonial kitchen.
Muncy merchant Thomas Clapp purchased the property for his family. It remained in the Clapp Family until the flood of 1936 when the H. Forest Clapp family donated the building to the town of Muncy for its



historical society.
Restored by the WPA in 1937, the building was home to Muncy's Public Library for many years. This building, along with many properties located in Muncy's northern low-lying areas, lies in the flood plain and, in 1972, had five feet of water on the first floor.
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Dr. Edward Kittoe's dentistry and medical office was located in the John McCarty house (now Muncy Historical Society) until the 1850s.

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HM NumberHM29UP
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Placed ByMuncy Historical Society and Museum of History, PA DCNR, Susquehanna Greenway, et al
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Date Added Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 350227 N 4563293
Decimal Degrees41.20716667, -76.78641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 12.43', W 76° 47.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 12' 25.8" N, 76° 47' 11.1" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 N Main St, Muncy PA 17756, US
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