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Merestone House, December 2010
Merestone is located in Pennsylvania
Location Yeatman's Station Rd., New Garden Township, Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware
Coordinates 39°45′45″N 75°44′57″W / 39.76250°N 75.74917°W / 39.76250; -75.74917Coordinates: 39°45′45″N 75°44′57″W / 39.76250°N 75.74917°W / 39.76250; -75.74917
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1942
Architect Okie, Richardson Brognard (renovation)
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 95000093[1]
Added to NRHP March 2, 1995

Merestone, also known as the John S. Reese, IV, House, is a historic estate located in New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and New Castle County, Delaware, spanning the border of the two states. The estate consists of the Merestone House, guest house / garage, milk house, and stone shed.

It was renovated and added to by noted architect R. Brognard Okie in the Colonial Revival style. The original log section of Merestone House dates to between about 1720 and 1734. It is a two-story, three bay, structure measuring 20 feet by 24 feet. A two-story, two bay, frame addition was built between 1725 and 1750 and measures 19 feet by 18 feet. A two-story, one bay, wing was added between about 1802 and 1806. The house was renovated in the Colonial Revival style in 1941-1942. At the same time, Okie built the 1 1/2-story, three bay, frame guest house / garage on the stone foundations of a barn dated to 1806.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[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 Anne G. Copley and Valerie Cesna (July 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Merestone" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-16.