Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District

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Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District
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Chester Heights Camp Meeting, November 2009
Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District
Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District is located in the US
Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District
Location 320 Valley Brook Rd., Chester Heights, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′24″N 75°28′03″W / 39.89000°N 75.46750°W / 39.89000; -75.46750Coordinates: 39°53′24″N 75°28′03″W / 39.89000°N 75.46750°W / 39.89000; -75.46750
Area 30.9 acres (12.5 ha)
Built 1872
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 01000460[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 2001

Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District is a historic Methodist camp meeting and national historic district located at Chester Heights, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 101 contributing buildings. The buildings are in a vernacular camp meeting style of architecture, with notable examples of the Gothic Revival and Queen Anne styles. Public buildings include the contributing Tabernacle (1878), Dining Hall (1900), Youth Tabernacle (1909, and dormitory. Most of the contributing buildings are cottages, built starting in 1876 and until about 1920.[2]

In two separate incidents in 2011 and early 2012, the Tabernacle and multiple cottages were burned in an arson.[3] In 2016 part of the property was sold to be developed as an apartment complex.[4]

History[edit]

In 1872, an association of Methodists purchased land and incorporated under the title Chester-Heights Camp-Meeting Association.[5] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Robert J. Wise, Jr. (December 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Chester Heights Camp Meeting Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  3. ^ Scharr, Cindy. "Cops: Chester Heights Camp Meeting fire ignited by burning American flags, leaves". www.delcotimes.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Stark, Kenn. "Chester Heights protests apartment proposal with record turnout". www.delconewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Ashmeade, Henry Graham (1884). History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania (PDF). Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 301. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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