Thad's House Is Back
Thaddeus Stevens's House as it now appears.
The white building is Stevens's house before the restoration.
Thad's House Is Back

The restoration of the façade of Thaddeus Stevens’s house in Lancaster has
been completed and for the first time in several decades there is an accurate
representation of where the Great Commoner lived.
The Society owes a great debt of gratitude to the Historic Preservation Trust of
Lancaster County for its untiring efforts over the last 10 years to preserve the house.
To celebrate this milestone, the Trust held an unveiling ceremony on October 4 at the
site’s location of 45-47 South Queen Street.
While this is a great accomplishment, there have been some setbacks. Because of
fundraising problems, the Stevens-Smith project office had to be closed and the overall
effort has been scaled back from $20 million to $13 million. But the Trust remains
dedicated to the project, which will include museum space to tell about Stevens’s
important legacy to our country.