Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate

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Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate
Osterheimer Chesco.JPG
Grimmet, February 2011
Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate is located in Pennsylvania
Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate
Location 620 W. Lincoln Hwy., West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′13″N 75°39′45″W / 40.02028°N 75.66250°W / 40.02028; -75.66250Coordinates: 40°1′13″N 75°39′45″W / 40.02028°N 75.66250°W / 40.02028; -75.66250
Area 6.9 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1924, 1952
Architect McIlvaine, John Gilbert
Architectural style Renaissance, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000099[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1996

Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate is a historic home located in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The estate home known as "Grimmet" was designed by noted architect John Gilbert McIlvaine, a partner of Wilson Eyre, and built in 1924 in the Tudor Revival style. It was expanded in 1952. The house has been converted to office use. The property includes the previously listed Wee Grimmet, built about 1720, and expanded about 1929 by McIlvaine. The property also includes a contributing small stone arch bridge, a terraced landscape, and the site of a 19th-century limestone quarry and kiln. Martha Gibson McIlvain Ostheimer was one of three founders of the Herb Society of America, and her Herb Gardens west and southwest of Grimmet were well-known among herbalists until 1962.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[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 Estelle Cremers (October 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.