Harewood and Beechwood

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Harewood and Beechwood
MiddletownTwpPA Beechwood.jpg
Beechwood, April 2012
Harewood and Beechwood is located in Pennsylvania
Harewood and Beechwood
Location East of Langhorne off Pennsylvania Route 213, Middletown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°10′43″N 74°54′45″W / 40.17861°N 74.91250°W / 40.17861; -74.91250Coordinates: 40°10′43″N 74°54′45″W / 40.17861°N 74.91250°W / 40.17861; -74.91250
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built c. 1788, 1853, 1906
Built by Mercer, Henry
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80003436[1]
Added to NRHP February 1, 1980

Harewood and Beechwood, also known as Woods School, are two historic homes located about four miles apart in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Harewood was originally built about 1788 as a farmhouse. The original structure is located behind the main house constructed in 1906. Harewood is an irregularly shaped, multi-level dwelling with a five-story main section. The main section has a broken-hipped roof and features Palladian windows. Beechwood was built in 1853, and is a large 2 1/2-story, fieldstone dwelling with a gable roof. It has a two-story, stuccoed stone rear addition. Both houses were built as country mansions and later acquired as a school for handicapped children known as the Woods School. Harewood was acquired in 1924 and Beechwood in 1944.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Barbara A. Russel (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Harewood and Beechwood" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-29.