Byers Station Historic District

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Byers Station
Former Reading Railroad station
US Graphite Byers Plant.JPG
Former U.S. Graphite Byers Plant, Byers Station Historic District, September 2010
Location Jct. of Byers and Eagle Farm Rds., Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania
Construction
Disabled access No
Electrified No
Services
No services
  Former services  
Preceding station   Reading Railroad   Following station
toward Phoenixville
Pickering Valley Railroad Terminus
Byers Station Historic District
Byers Station Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Byers Station Historic District
Byers Station Historic District is located in the US
Byers Station Historic District
Coordinates 40°04′48″N 75°40′30″W / 40.08000°N 75.67500°W / 40.08000; -75.67500Coordinates: 40°04′48″N 75°40′30″W / 40.08000°N 75.67500°W / 40.08000; -75.67500
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1871
Built by Downing, B.H.
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 02000062[1]
Added to NRHP February 20, 2002

Byers Station Historic District is a national historic district located in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 26 contributing buildings in the crossroads community of Byers Station. The buildings date to the 19th century and include a number of notable Italianate style buildings. Notable buildings include a variety of residences, a factory, a Masonic lodge (1894), and the former Byers Hotel (c. 1874). The community grew around the Byers Station railroad station, after its opening in 1871, and continued after plumbago (graphite) was discovered in the area in 1875.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

References[edit]

Byers Station community where the historic district is located
  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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 Robert J. Wise, Jr. (December 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Byers Station Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-07.