Mill Grove

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Mill Grove
Mill Grove, House, Pawling Road, Audubon (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Mill Grove
Mill Grove is located in Pennsylvania
Mill Grove
Location Audubon, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°7′23″N 75°26′39″W / 40.12306°N 75.44417°W / 40.12306; -75.44417Coordinates: 40°7′23″N 75°26′39″W / 40.12306°N 75.44417°W / 40.12306; -75.44417
Built 1804
Architect Morgan,James
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001138[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated NHL May 5, 1989[3]
Designated PHMC October 09, 1970[2]

Mill Grove is a historic stone house in Audubon, Pennsylvania on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the first home in America of painter John James Audubon for which the community is named. It is maintained as a museum and wildlife sanctuary by Montgomery County.

Mill Grove was owned for 17 years by Audubon's father, Jean, a French sea captain. In 1803, Captain Audubon sent his youthful son John James to Mill Grove to supervise the estate that included a working lead mine.

The house serves as the educational center of the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Audubon Society, and is known as John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The estate comprises 175 acres (71 ha) with more than five miles (8 km) of trails. The house features a museum displaying original Audubon prints, all of his major oil paintings and memorabilia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mill Grove (John James Audubon House)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

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