Reading Furnace Historic District

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Reading Furnace Historic District
Reading Furnace and Farm buildings, September 2010
Reading Furnace Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Reading Furnace Historic District
Location Mansion Road, Warwick Township and East Nantmeal Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°08′49″N 75°46′08″W / 40.14694°N 75.76889°W / 40.14694; -75.76889Coordinates: 40°08′49″N 75°46′08″W / 40.14694°N 75.76889°W / 40.14694; -75.76889
Area 13.3 acres (5.4 ha)
Built 1744
Built by Drexel, Gottlieb
Architect Okie, Richardson Brognard
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000797[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1987

Reading Furnace Historic District is a national historic district located in Warwick Township and East Nantmeal Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 7 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 1 contributing structure associated with a former iron furnace and farm. The buildings are the mansion house, tenant house, barn, large shed, and three outbuildings. The stone mansion was built in three sections between 1744 and 1936. The latest addition was done under the direction of R. Brognard Okie. The contributing sites are the remains of an 18th-century dam and the foundation of the 1736 Reading Furnace. The contributing structure is a stone arch bridge (1904).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  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 Estelle Cremers and William Sisson (1987). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Reading Furnace Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-07.