Sharples Separator Works

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Sharples Separator Works
Sharples Separator Works, January 2010
Sharples Separator Works is located in Pennsylvania
Sharples Separator Works
Location N. Franklin and Evans Sts., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′54″N 75°36′09″W / 39.96500°N 75.60250°W / 39.96500; -75.60250Coordinates: 39°57′54″N 75°36′09″W / 39.96500°N 75.60250°W / 39.96500; -75.60250
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1893
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84003214[1]
Added to NRHP June 28, 1984

Sharples Separator Works, also known as the Gumas Warehouse and Kauffman Warehouse, is a historic factory complex located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The complex was built between 1890 and 1909, and includes 14 contributing buildings. They range between one and three stories, are of brick construction, and have low pitched gable roofs or hipped roofs. It was home to the manufacturing works for the Sharples Tubular Centrifugal Separator, the first American invented cream separator.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  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 Alice Kent Schooler (February 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Sharples Separator Works" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.