Charlestown Village Historic District

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Charlestown Village Historic District
Job Harvey House, Charlestown Village Historic District, HABS Photo, August 1958
Charlestown Village Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Charlestown Village Historic District
Location Southwest of Phoenixville on Charlestown Road, Charlestown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°05′58″N 75°33′24″W / 40.09944°N 75.55667°W / 40.09944; -75.55667Coordinates: 40°05′58″N 75°33′24″W / 40.09944°N 75.55667°W / 40.09944; -75.55667
Area 126.1 acres (51.0 ha)
Built 1745
Architectural style Late Victorian, Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002374[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1978

Charlestown Village Historic District is a national historic district located in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is adjacent to the Middle Pickering Rural Historic District. It encompasses 21 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure on 7 properties in the crossroads village of Charlestown. They date between about 1740 and 1870, and are reflective of a number of popular architectural styles including Late Victorian and Italianate. The oldest is the Job Harvey House, built about 1740. Also included is the Charlestown Woolen Mill (1862-1865), William Nixon House (c. 1817), Charlestown Methodist Episcopal Church (1840, 1881), Moses King House, William Howard house and wheelwright shop, and the "Town Hall."[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  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 CHarles Dunlevey (August 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Charlestown Village Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05. 

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