Benjamin West Birthplace

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Benjamin West Birthplace
Benjamin West Birthplace, October 2009
Benjamin West Birthplace is located in Pennsylvania
Benjamin West Birthplace
Benjamin West Birthplace is located in the US
Benjamin West Birthplace
Location Swarthmore College campus, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′18″N 75°21′6″W / 39.90500°N 75.35167°W / 39.90500; -75.35167Coordinates: 39°54′18″N 75°21′6″W / 39.90500°N 75.35167°W / 39.90500; -75.35167
Built 1738
NRHP Reference # 66000662
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL December 21, 1965[2]

Benjamin West Birthplace is a historic home located on the campus of Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was the birthplace of artist Benjamin West who supported artists including Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Benjamin West Birthplace". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ Richard Greenwood (September 25, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Benjamin West Birthplace" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 1974. PDF (875 KB)

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