Moore Hall (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania)

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Moore Hall
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Moore Hall, HABS Photo, April 1950
Moore Hall (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Moore Hall (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania)
Location East of Phoenixville on Valley Forge Road, Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°7′22″N 75°29′42″W / 40.12278°N 75.49500°W / 40.12278; -75.49500Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 75°29′42″W / 40.12278°N 75.49500°W / 40.12278; -75.49500
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1730
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74001771[1]
Added to NRHP November 19, 1974

Moore Hall, also known as the William Moore House, is a historic home located in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The house dates to about 1730, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay by three bay, fieldstone dwelling in the Georgian style. It has a gable roof, two-story rear kitchen wing and sun porch. It was restored in the late-1930s. During the American Revolution the house served as headquarters for Col. Clement Biddle in late-1777 and early-1778, during the encampment at Valley Forge. At that time, a committee of congress met at Moore Hall for three months and there decided that Gen. George Washington should serve as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. At the turn of the 20th century, the house was the summer home for Pennsylvania Gov. Samuel W. Pennypacker.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  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 Eleanor Winsor and Harvey Freedenberg (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Moore Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-03. 

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