Roughwood (Easttown Township, Pennsylvania)

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Roughwood
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Front of Roughwood
Roughwood (Easttown Township, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Roughwood (Easttown Township, Pennsylvania)
Location 107 Old Lancaster Rd., Devon, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′58″N 75°25′18″W / 40.04944°N 75.42167°W / 40.04944; -75.42167Coordinates: 40°2′58″N 75°25′18″W / 40.04944°N 75.42167°W / 40.04944; -75.42167
Built 1805, 1819, 1821-1822, 1928
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84000318[1]
Added to NRHP November 23, 1984

Roughwood, originally known as Lamb's Tavern, is a historic home located at Devon, Easttown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It consists of three sections. The oldest section was built in 1819, on the foundations of an earlier log structure dated to about 1805. It is constructed of green serpentine ashlar and coated in stucco. The dining room wing was added in 1821-1822, when the house was used as a tavern. The third wing is the kitchen wing, with later service room additions. The house has a number of Federal style design details. It was extensively renovated and modernized in 1928, under the direction of noted architect R. Brognard Okie (1875-1945).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes William Woys Weaver (July 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Inventory-Nomination: Lamb Tavern (1812-1866) / "Roughwood" (since 1887)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-30.