William Brinton 1704 House
Brinton 1704 House in 1958
|Location||Oakland Road, near junction of U.S. Route 202 and County Road 15199, near Dilworthtown, Pennsylvania|
|Area||3 acres (1.2 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||67000018|
|Added to NRHP||December 24, 1967|
|Designated NHL||December 24, 1967|
The William Brinton 1704 House was built in 1704 by William Brinton, Jr. (also known as "William the Younger" or "William the Builder"). In 1881, a serpentine wing was added to the home. In the 1950s, architect G. Edwin Brumbaugh restored the building to its original form by removing the 1881 wing.
The William Brinton 1704 House has the added distinction of being one of the 14 houses standing during the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.
The twenty-two inch (56 cm) walls of this home are formed of stone from a nearby quarry. There is a steep roof and pent eaves are in place over the first floor windows on the north and south sides of the house. The home also boasts 27 windows of leaded sash. Most of the original flooring is still in use.
- The Brinton Association of America
- National Historic Landmarks Program
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. PA-1258, "Brinton 1704 House, Oakland Road (Birmingham Township), Dilworthtown, Chester County, PA", 11 photos, 13 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- HABS No. PA-1258-A, "Brinton 1704 House, Privy, Oakland Road (Birmingham Township), Dilworthtown, Chester County, PA", 1 photo, 1 photo caption page
- Brandywine Valley: The Informed Traveler's Guide