Abraham Gish House

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Abraham Gish House
General information
Address 246 East Sunset Drive at Shinersburg Hill
Town or city Rittman
Country USA

Comprehensive History

Located on the south side of E. Sunset Dr. at the top of Shinersburg Hill in Rittman, this brick home was built by Abraham Gish, a master builder, cabinet maker, and contractor around 1875 and was an example of the craftsmanship of local 19th century builders. Gish, a descendant of Jacob Gish, planned the structure to be part of an estate, which included the land where Rittman's American Legion Hall now stands. The house and grounds were considered a showplace during the Gish occupancy. Byron Gish was the last of the family to live in the home, which passed out of the family's hands in the 1920s.[1]


  • 1875: Built by Abraham Gish
  • 1920s: House passes out of the Gish Family


  • 1875-192?: Abraham Gish Family and descendants
  • 1975: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pertee


Historical documents

Newspaper articles



Wayne County Recorder Property Transfers


  1. Daily Record, Sept. 27, 1975, p.16