John Gehman Farm

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John Gehman Farm
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John Gehman Farm is located in Pennsylvania
John Gehman Farm
Location Township Rd. N of Harlem, Hereford Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°28′08″N 75°35′09″W / 40.46889°N 75.58583°W / 40.46889; -75.58583Coordinates: 40°28′08″N 75°35′09″W / 40.46889°N 75.58583°W / 40.46889; -75.58583
Area 87 acres (35 ha)
Built c. 1767, 1806, c. 1810
Architectural style Other, Swiss bank house
Governing body Private
MPS Farms in Berks County MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000398[1]
Added to NRHP May 7, 1992

John Gehman Farm is a historic farm complex and national historic district located in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It has seven contributing buildings. They are the 2 1/2-story, stone and log Swiss bank house (c. 1767); stone Pennsylvania bank barn (1806); 2 1/2-story, vernacular stone farmhouse (c. 1810), stable, wagon shed, and privy. The Gehman family owned the farm from about 1767 to 1945. They were of German ancestry, originating in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  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 Phoebe Hopkins (June 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Gehman Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.