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Miss Matilda McCreery had the distinction of owning the oldest house in Beaver, situated at the corner of Market Street and River Road.
The front portion of this charming old home, the oldest part, was constructed about 1805 with squared logs taken from the site of Fort McIntosh about 200 feet up river. The lot upon which it was built was purchased that year at a cost of $71.00 by David Johnston.
This house, originally a two-story log cabin, has since been covered with clapboards and plastered inside. A wing was added on the down-river side and a lean-to at the rear. The original heavy log framing, however, may still be seen in the cellar and in the loft.