The Stories of Venango County


Pleasantville, Pennsylvania 16341, United States

Created By: Venango Tours


The Borough of Pleasantville was founded by Aaron Benedict in 1821 and incorporated in 1850. Within this charming village, you will find historic churches such as the notable Greek Revival style Free Methodist Church, formally known as Allegheny Baptist Church (420 West Main Street). Individually listed on the National Register, this church was built by Manley Colton Beebe in 1847-1849. You will also find Victorian residences in a variety of styles, such as those along Chestnut Street. Built by Manley Colton Beebe's architect grandson, of the same name, the Pleasantville Municipal Building (1935) is an excellent example of a Great Depression-era federal public works project (funded by either the WPA, the PWA, or the Federal Emergency Relief Administration). Constructed of timber with an exterior of rubble fieldstone veneer, the large archway doorways (now converted to windows and surrounds) indicate that this building once housed the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department.

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Stories of Venango County


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