Walk Bloomsburg

Tour 3: Fifth Street Turn right at the intersection with West Fifth Street and head west across the intersection with Jefferson Street.

Tour 3 Map on page 25.

This tour is approximately 1/2 mile in length.

203 West Fifth Street


A Craftsman style home noted for its cedar shake shingles and a large stone chimney, designed by Williamsport architect Verus T. Ritter, with builder E. E. Shaffer of Jersey

Shore. It was built for local photographer Ralph Phillips, who moved in with his family in late March 1910 and lived in the house for 40 years until his death in 1950.

503 Market Street


John A. Funston built this Colonial Revival style house with Federal and Georgian elements in 1868, the year after moving from Jerseytown to Bloomsburg. He was actively involved in civic and business affairs, founding the Bloomsburg Banking

Company and was president of the Bloomsburg Water Company. Following his death, the home was purchased in 1907 by Paul Eyerly, co-founder of the Morning Press newspaper.

Turn to page 20 for Architecture Key


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