Byers Station Historic District

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Byers Station Historic District
US Graphite Byers Plant.JPG
Former U.S. Graphite Byers Plant, Byers Station Historic District, September 2010
Byers Station Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Byers Station Historic District
Location Jct. of Byers and Eagle Farm Rds., Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°04′48″N 75°40′30″W / 40.08000°N 75.67500°W / 40.08000; -75.67500Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 75°40′30″W / 40.08000°N 75.67500°W / 40.08000; -75.67500
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1871
Built by Downing, B.H.
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 02000062[1]
Added to NRHP February 20, 2002

Byers Station Historic District is a national historic district located in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 26 contributing buildings in the crossroads community of Byers Station. The buildings date to the 19th century and include a number of notable Italianate style buildings. Notable buildings include a variety of residences, a factory, a Masonic lodge (1894), and the former Byers Hotel (c. 1874). The community grew around the Byers Station railroad station, after its opening in 1871, and continued after plumbago (graphite) was discovered in the area in 1875.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

References[edit]

Byers Station community where the historic district is located
  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Robert J. Wise, Jr. (December 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Byers Station Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-07.