Solitude Farm

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Solitude Farm
Solitude Farm.JPG
Solitude Farm, April 2010
Solitude Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Solitude Farm
Location Church Farm Rd., West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′53″N 75°36′11″W / 40.04806°N 75.60306°W / 40.04806; -75.60306Coordinates: 40°2′53″N 75°36′11″W / 40.04806°N 75.60306°W / 40.04806; -75.60306
Area 9.6 acres (3.9 ha)
Built c. 1750, 1761, 1904
Architect Medary, Milton
Architectural style Colonial, Georgian
Governing body Private
MPS West Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003303[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1984

Solitude Farm is a historic home located in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original house was built in two sections about 1750 and in 1761. The original section is a two-story rectangular stuccoed stone structure with a kitchen wing. In 1904, Philadelphia architect Milton Bennett Medary (1874 – 1929) rehabilitated the house to add diamond paned dormer windows and a porch. Also on the property are a contributing stone barn, garage, and outbuildings.[2]

It was listed on 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. 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 M.L. Wolf, Brandywine Cons. (December 1981). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Solitude Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.