Lafayette's Quarters

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Lafayette's Quarters
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Lafayette's Quarters, March 2010
Lafayette's Quarters is located in Pennsylvania
Lafayette's Quarters
Location Southeast of Valley Forge on Wilson Road, Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°04′18″N 75°27′33″W / 40.07167°N 75.45917°W / 40.07167; -75.45917Coordinates: 40°04′18″N 75°27′33″W / 40.07167°N 75.45917°W / 40.07167; -75.45917
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1763, c. 1837-1839, c. 1882-1900
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001774[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1974

Lafayette's Quarters, also known as the Brookside Inn, is a historic home located in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The house was built in three sections, with the oldest dated to 1763. The center structure is dated to about 1837-1839, and the western section was added between 1882 and 1900. The oldest section is a 2 1/2-story, two bay by three bay, stuccoed stone structure with a gambrel roof. The center section is of stuccoed stone, three bays long and two bays wide. The western section is a frame structure. It was renovated in 1948. During the American Revolution the house served as headquarters for Major General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette in late-1777 and early-1778, during the encampment at Valley Forge.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[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 David M. Berman and David C. Stacks (October 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lafayette's Quarters" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-03.