Jacob Leiby Farm

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Jacob Leiby Farm
Jacob Leiby Farm Farmhouse 01.JPG
Jacob Leiby Farm Farmhouse. September 2013.
Jacob Leiby Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Jacob Leiby Farm
Location PA 143, Perry Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°32′00″N 75°52′47.2″W / 40.53333°N 75.879778°W / 40.53333; -75.879778Coordinates: 40°32′00″N 75°52′47.2″W / 40.53333°N 75.879778°W / 40.53333; -75.879778
Area 92 acres (37 ha)
Built 1829
Built by Leiby, Jacob
Architectural style Other, Federal, Vernacular Federal
Governing body Private
MPS Farms in Berks County MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000936[1]
Added to NRHP July 29, 1992

Jacob Leiby Farm is a historic farm complex, Pennsylvania Bluestone quarry, and national historic district located in Perry Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It has six contributing buildings, two contributing sites, and three contributing structures. All of the buildings are constructed of Pennsylvania Bluestone. They include a 2 1/2-story, five bay by two bay, vernacular Federal-style farmhouse (1829); 1 1/2-story, tenant house / blacksmith shop; Pennsylvania bank barn; wagon shed; cider house; and quarry house. The contributing structures are a bake oven, ground cellar, and large stone and earthen dam on Maiden Creek. The contributing sites are the Pennsylvania Bluestone quarry and cemetery. The quarry ceased operation in 1884, with the death of Jacob Leiby.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Mary Ellen Lash (June 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jacob Leiby Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.