Chester Springs Historic District

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Chester Springs Historic District
Yellow Springs Tavern, HABS Photo, April 1959
Chester Springs Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Chester Springs Historic District
Chester Springs Historic District is located in the United States
Chester Springs Historic District
LocationNorth of Chester Springs on Art School Road, West Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°05′45″N 75°37′24″W / 40.09583°N 75.62333°W / 40.09583; -75.62333Coordinates: 40°05′45″N 75°37′24″W / 40.09583°N 75.62333°W / 40.09583; -75.62333
Area145 acres (59 ha)
NRHP reference #71000691[1]
Added to NRHPMay 27, 1971

Chester Springs Historic District, also known as The Old Art School, Orphan's School, Yellow Springs Spa, and Good News Buildings, is a national historic district located in West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 7 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing structure in the spa community of Chester Springs. The district includes the old hotel and inn, two large residences, a bath house at one end of the springs, and a studio. It also includes a wooden summer house that enclosed the iron springs. The property was the site of a hospital commissioned by the Continental Congress and built in 1777. The three-story, 106 feet by 36 feet wide building burned in 1902, was reconstructed, then burned again in the 1960s. The Yellow Springs resort operated in the early-mid 19th century and many of the buildings date from that period.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  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 Mrs. Pierre C. Fraley (April 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Chester Springs Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-20.

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