Rhoads Homestead

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Rhoads Homestead
Rhoads Homestead Farmhouse 01.JPG
Rhoads Homestead Farmhouse. November 2012.
Rhoads Homestead is located in Pennsylvania
Rhoads Homestead
Location 102-106 W. Bridge St., New Hope, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°21′57.4″N 74°57′23.1″W / 40.365944°N 74.956417°W / 40.365944; -74.956417Coordinates: 40°21′57.4″N 74°57′23.1″W / 40.365944°N 74.956417°W / 40.365944; -74.956417
Area 60.1 acres (24.3 ha)
Built 1734, 1760, 1776, 1858
Governing body Private
MPS New Hope MRA
NRHP Reference # 85003655[1]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1996

Rhoads Homestead is a historic homestead located at New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The farmhouse consists of two sections; the oldest built about 1734. The first section is a 2 1/2 story fieldstone structure with a 1-story, sloped roof fieldstone addition attached. A second house dates to 1760, and is a 2 1/2-story, fieldstone dwelling remodeled in the 19th century in the Victorian style. It has a 2-story stone addition and a 1-story board-and-batten addition. Associated with this house are stone spring houses, board-and-batten wood sheds, a clapboard pump shelter, and the ruins of a small bank barn. The third house was built in 1858, and is a small 2 1/2-story, board-and-batten dwelling built to house servants. The homestead was the site of General William Alexander's three week bivouac prior to the Battle of Trenton from December 8 through December 25, 1776.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Ann Niessen (October 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Rhoads Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-01.