Mill Tract Farm

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Mill Tract Farm
Mill Tract Farm September 1958.jpg
Mill Tract Farm, September 1958 (HABS Photo)
Mill Tract Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Mill Tract Farm
Location Northeast of Stonersville on Mill Road, Exeter Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′30″N 75°47′26″W / 40.32500°N 75.79056°W / 40.32500; -75.79056Coordinates: 40°19′30″N 75°47′26″W / 40.32500°N 75.79056°W / 40.32500; -75.79056
Area 0.8 acres (0.32 ha)
Built c. 1728, c. 1750, 1790-1820
Built by Boone, George
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001124[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1977

Mill Tract Farm, also known as the George Boone Homestead, is a historic house and farm complex located in ##Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania|Exeter Township##, ##Berks County, Pennsylvania### The original section of the house was built about 1750, with a western addition built about 1790 and rear additions completed between 1790 and 1820# It is a two-story, five bay, "L"-shaped ##fieldstone## dwelling in the ##Georgian architecture|Georgian## style# Also on the property are a 2 1/2-story, stone ##grist mill## #c# 1728#; early-19th century, 2 1/2-story, fieldstone tenant house; large late-18th century stone and frame barn; stone ##Sty|pig pen##; and two-story, stone horse barn# The grist mill was purportedly built by George Boone, III, grandfather of frontiersman ##Daniel Boone##, who received the original land grant#[2]

It was listed on the ##National Register of Historic Places## in 1978#

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 William K# Watson and Drury B# Alexander (February 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Mill Tract Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22. 

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