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For the neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, see Cedarcroft, Baltimore.
Cedarcroft, Bayard Drive (East Marlborough Township), Kennett Square vicinity (Chester County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Cedarcroft in 1960
Cedarcroft is located in Pennsylvania
Nearest city Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°51′34.98″N 75°43′9.03″W / 39.8597167°N 75.7191750°W / 39.8597167; -75.7191750Coordinates: 39°51′34.98″N 75°43′9.03″W / 39.8597167°N 75.7191750°W / 39.8597167; -75.7191750
Built 1859
Architect Bayard Taylor
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000693[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 11, 1971[1]
Designated NHL November 11, 1971[2]

Cedarcroft, also known as Bayard Taylor House, is a National Historic Landmark home in Chester County, Pennsylvania. "From 1859 to 1874, this was the residence of Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), poet, novelist, and Civil War correspondent. Taylor did much of his writing in this house," which he had built for his use.[2] He lived here with his wife Maria Hansen, whom he married in 1857. She was the daughter of the Danish/German astronomer Peter Andreas Hansen.

The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Cedarcroft". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cedarcroft. Accompanying 1 photo, exterior, from 1971. (Nomination text not currently available.) PDF (261 KB)

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