Kimberton Village Historic District

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Kimberton Village Historic District
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Post Office Building in the Kimberton Village Historic District, February 2011
Kimberton Village Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Kimberton Village Historic District
Location Hare's Hill, Prizer, and Kimberton Rds., East Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°7′47″N 75°34′36″W / 40.12972°N 75.57667°W / 40.12972; -75.57667Coordinates: 40°7′47″N 75°34′36″W / 40.12972°N 75.57667°W / 40.12972; -75.57667
Area 48.3 acres (19.5 ha)
Built c. 1750
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001626, 87001252 (Boundary Increase) [1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1976, July 30, 1987 (Boundary Increase)

Kimberton Village Historic District is a national historic district located in East Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 49 contributing buildings and 3 contributing structures in the village of Kimberton Village. The three original buildings listed in 1976, were the "Sign of the Bear" tavern (1768), Chrisman grist mill (1796, now post office), and French Creek Boarding School (1787, 1813). The 1987 boundary increase expanded the district to include a variety of vernacular farmhouses, barns and other outbuildings, a grange hall, a former Quaker meetinghouse, a frame milk receiving station, and railroad station. The contributing structures are a dam and stone arch bridge.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, with a boundary increase in 1987.[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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Mary Lloyd Busenkill (May 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Kimberton Village Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-07.  and Richard J. Webster (January 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Kimberton Village Historic District (Boundary Increase)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-07.