Upper Roxborough Historic District

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Upper Roxborough Historic District
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Shawmont Railroad Station (c. 1855), Nixon Lane, Upper Roxborough Historic District, October 2010
Upper Roxborough Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Upper Roxborough Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Shawmont Ave., Hagy's Mill Rd., and Schuylkill R., Philadelphia and Springfield Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°03′29″N 75°15′06″W / 40.05806°N 75.25167°W / 40.05806; -75.25167Coordinates: 40°03′29″N 75°15′06″W / 40.05806°N 75.25167°W / 40.05806; -75.25167
Area 711 acres (288 ha)
Architect Frank Furness
Robert Rodes McGoodwin, et al.
Architectural style Colonial, Greek Revival, et al.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 01000463, 04001226 (Boundary Increase) [1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 2001, November 12, 2004 (Boundary Increase)

Upper Roxborough Historic District is a national historic district located in Philadelphia and Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 108 contributing buildings, 23 contributing sites, and 18 contributing structures in Upper Roxborough. The district includes a number of small scale farm and industrial workers' housing, estate houses, mill-owners' dwellings, farm buildings. Notable buildings include the Roxborough Pumping Station (c. 1860), Shawmont Railroad Station (c. 1855), Miquon (former Lafayette) Station designed by Frank Furness, Riverside Paper Mills (c. 1720-1730), Hagy's Mill ruin, St. Mary's Church, and "Fairview" (c. 1856) and other buildings on the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Emily T. Cooperman (undated). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Upper Roxborough Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24.