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Edward A. Katz House

c1912 1701 N. Main Street, Honesdale Edward A. Katz (1865-1967) and his wife, Rena, built the house in 1912 using the finest raw materials available, including paneling, staircase, and floors of oak throughout. When it was built it was considered modern looking. People came from all over to see it. When the flood of 1942 rose as high as seven feet above the first floor, the Katzes replaced all damaged woodwork. Edward, a veteran of the Spanish American War, was involved with his family's business, Katz's Factory, Honesdale, and was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Honesdale National Bank. He and Rena raised three children, Katherine, Majorie and Robert. Robert produced escape documents for the MIS-X, the super secret U.S. War Department agency, during WWII. He held the rank of 1st lieutenant, and was a bombardier on a B-17. On his eighth mission, he was shot down, captured, and spent the next two years in a German prison camp. After Edward died in 1967, Rena sold the property to Robert E. and Patricia Tamblyn who lived there for ten years. Architectural style: Shingle.

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Line Drawing by Judith Hunt

From 1993 through 2008 the Honesdale National Bank published an annual wall calendar, each featured 13 historic sites. The sites were chosen and researched by a committee of the historical society and artwork was commissioned to Judy Hunt and William Amptman by the bank.

This page was one month of the calendar and was made possible through the Wayne County Commissioners and a Tourism Promotion Committee’s Tourism Grant.