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Camp-Woods, 1962
Camp-Woods is located in Pennsylvania
Camp-Woods is located in the US
Location 745 Newtown Rd., Villanova, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′15″N 75°21′46″W / 40.02083°N 75.36278°W / 40.02083; -75.36278Coordinates: 40°1′15″N 75°21′46″W / 40.02083°N 75.36278°W / 40.02083; -75.36278
Area 4.2 acres (1.7 ha)
Built 1910-1912
Architect John S. Cornell & Sons; Howard Van Doren Shaw
Architectural style Italianate, Georgian
NRHP Reference # 83002239[1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1983

Camp-Woods, is a historic estate with associated buildings located at Villanova, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and built on a 400' high spot which had been a 200-man outpost of George Washington's Army during the Valley Forge winter of 1777-8.[2] The house, built between 1910 and 1912 for banker James M. Willcox, is a two-story, brick and limestone, "F"-shaped house in an Italianate-Georgian style. It measures 160 feet in length and 32 feet deep at the "waist." It has a slate roof, Doric order limestone cornice, open loggia porches, and a covered entrance porch supported by Doric order columns. The house was designed by noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926). The property includes formal gardens.[3] Its former carriage house is no longer part of the main estate. The original tennis court is now also a separate property named "Outpost Hill". The Revolutionary encampment is marked by a flagpole in a circular stone monument at the north-western edge of the property. The inscription reads, "An outpost of George Washington's Army encamped here thro the winter of Valley Forge 1777-1778".

The Camp-Woods mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ The War of the Revolution in Radnor (1777-1778) by Francis James Dallett, revised 2014 by Phil Graham, published by Radnor Historical Society.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Martin Avery Snyder (April 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Camp-Woods" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-11.