Volunteers wanted: Help paint the Coal Oil Johnny House

titusvilleherald.com The Oil Region Alliance announced that the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful program has selected the historic McClintock-Steele-Waitz House (Coal Oil Johnny House) as one of eight buildings in the state to participate in its 2015 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania.  

The two-story, wooden, peg-n-post Greek Revival home has been owned by the nonprofit Oil Region Alliance since 1999.

Project sponsors are providing 20 gallons of exterior paint and related supplies to be used by local volunteers during September.  

The project is funded, in part, by a grant provided by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Glidden Professional and The Home Depot.

It was 14 years ago that the Coal Oil Johnny House was disassembled, moved from Waitz Road where it had stood since approximately 1850, and then reassembled at Rynd Farm at the southern tip of Oil Creek State Park, where it shares a parking lot with a gift shop and boarding platform for the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad, as well as the trailhead for the Gerard Hiking Trail and a canoe/kayak access area.  

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