Lower Swedish Cabin

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Lower Swedish Cabin
Lower Swedish Cabin, November 2009
Lower Swedish Cabin is located in Pennsylvania
Lower Swedish Cabin
Location Creek Rd, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′5″N 75°17′43″W / 39.93472°N 75.29528°W / 39.93472; -75.29528Coordinates: 39°56′5″N 75°17′43″W / 39.93472°N 75.29528°W / 39.93472; -75.29528
Area 1.7 acres (0.69 ha)
Architectural style Swedish Plan
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80003484[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 9, 1980
Designated PHMC October 21, 1989[2]

Lower Swedish Cabin is a historic Swedish-style log cabin on Creek Road in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania along Darby Creek. The cabin may be one of the oldest log cabins in the United States.

History[edit]

It was likely built sometime between 1640 and 1650 by Swedish immigrants who were part of the New Sweden colony.[3] In the early 1900s film pioneer Siegmund Lubin filmed several movies at the site. The house served as a private residence until 1937, when it was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Cabin became the property of the township of Upper Darby.[4] After neglect and vandalism throughout the mid-1900s the house was restored in 1987.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/explorers/sitee24.htm
  4. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes David C. Stacks (October 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lower Swedish Cabin" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 

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