Pottsgrove Mansion

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Pottsgrove Mansion
Pottsgrove Manor.JPG
Pottsgrove Manor, March 2011
Pottsgrove Mansion is located in Pennsylvania
Pottsgrove Mansion
Location West of Pottstown on Benjamin Franklin Highway (High Street), Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°14′52″N 75°39′35″W / 40.24778°N 75.65972°W / 40.24778; -75.65972Coordinates: 40°14′52″N 75°39′35″W / 40.24778°N 75.65972°W / 40.24778; -75.65972
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1752
Architectural style Georgian, Other, Early Georgian
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 74001796[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 18, 1974
Designated PHMC September 25, 2000[2]

Pottsgrove Mansion, also known as the John Potts House, is a historic home located at Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1752 by John Potts (c. 1710 – 6 Jun 1768), and is a large two-story, rectangular, sandstone and fieldstone building in the Georgian style. It has a five-bay front facade, gable roof, and a center hall plan. The service wing was added 1790–1805, and the rebuilt east wing was built 1941–1952 during a restoration. It is open to the public as an 18th-century historic house museum owned by Montgomery County.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] It is located in the Old Pottstown Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Charles W. Snell (August 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pottsgrove Mansion" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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