Springton Manor Farm

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Springton Manor Farm
Springton Manor Chesco.JPG
Springton Manor, March 2011
Springton Manor Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Springton Manor Farm
Location South of Glenmoore at Springton and Creek Roads, Wallace Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°04′18″N 75°46′40″W / 40.07167°N 75.77778°W / 40.07167; -75.77778Coordinates: 40°04′18″N 75°46′40″W / 40.07167°N 75.77778°W / 40.07167; -75.77778
Area 260.5 acres (105.4 ha)
Built 1711
Architectural style Queen Anne, Georgian, Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002200[1]
Added to NRHP August 7, 1979

Springton Manor Farm is a historic farm and national historic district located in Wallace Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The farm has 14 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 5 contributing structures. They include the main house, a cistern (c. 1870), tool shed (c. 1850), privy (c. 1840), spring and milk house (c. 1836), carriage house (c. 1840, 1887), small barn (c. 1845), corn crib (c. 1845), bank barn (c. 1750), stone lean-to (c. 1711, 1745), the ruins of a stone spring house (c. 1735), and hydraulic dams (c. 1870). The main house is in three sections; the earliest dates about 1836, with additions and modifications made in 1887 and 1912. It is a 2 1/2-story, seven bay by two bay, stuccoed stone dwelling with Georgian and Queen Anne style design details. It was the home of Congressman Abraham Robinson McIlvaine (1804-1863).[2] The property is administered as a park and agricultural history museum by Chester County.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Joan L.S. Davidson (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Springton Manor Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-17. 

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