West Chester Boarding School for Boys

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West Chester Boarding School for Boys
West Chester Boarding School.JPG
West Chester Boarding School, January 2010
West Chester Boarding School for Boys is located in Pennsylvania
West Chester Boarding School for Boys
Location 200 E. Biddle St., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′53″N 75°36′18″W / 39.96472°N 75.60500°W / 39.96472; -75.60500Coordinates: 39°57′53″N 75°36′18″W / 39.96472°N 75.60500°W / 39.96472; -75.60500
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1836
Built by Sharpless, Nathan
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89002257[1]
Added to NRHP January 4, 1990

West Chester Boarding School for Boys, also known as Square House, is a historic boarding school and national historic district located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1836 as a private academy, and is a three-story, five bay by four bay, brick building in the Federal style. It measures 40 feet by 49 feet and has a low pitched gable roof with widow's walk. The front facade has a two-story portico added in the mid-19th century. The school closed in 1862, after which it was used as a private residence.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[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 Jane L.S. Davidson and Elizabeth Giles Griner (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: West Chester Boarding School for Boys" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.