Barclay House (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

Coordinates: 39°58′1″N 75°36′34″W / 39.96694°N 75.60944°W / 39.96694; -75.60944
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Barclay House
Barclay House, January 2010
Barclay House (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Barclay House (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Barclay House (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is located in the United States
Barclay House (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Location535 and 539 N. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°58′1″N 75°36′34″W / 39.96694°N 75.60944°W / 39.96694; -75.60944
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Built1866-1867, 1869, 1935-1936
ArchitectHutton, Addison; et al.
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference No.02000380[1]
Added to NRHPApril 18, 2002

Barclay House, also known as the Joshua Hartshorne Estate, North Hill, and The Barclay, is a historic home located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built in 1866–67, and believed to have been designed by architect Addison Hutton (1834–1916). It was a 2+12-story, brick dwelling in the Italianate style. It was expanded to three stories with the expansion of 1935–36. Also added at that time was a three-story connecting block, three-story west block, and one-story north block. The house was also renovated in the Colonial Revival style. The north block was expanded to two stories in 1998. Also on the property is a contributing carriage house built in 1869. It was converted to a residence in 1925. It was built as a single family residence, but converted to a Quaker boarding home for the elderly in 1935–1936. The boarding home closed at this location in 1997.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-02. Note: This includes Douglas V. McVarish and Barbara M. Copp Everett (April 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Barclay House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.