Cookes House, November 1962
|Location||438-440 Cookes House Ln., York, Pennsylvania|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Architectural style||Georgian, Other, Germanic and Provencial|
|NRHP reference #||72001182|
|Added to NRHP||October 5, 1972|
Cookes House, also known as Tom Paine's House, is a historic home located at York, Pennsylvania, York County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1761, and is a two-story, Germanic and Provincial Georgian influenced stone dwelling. About 1800, it was converted to a double house. It is the third oldest building in York, after the Gen. Horatio Gates House and Golden Plough Tavern. It is believed to have been the home of Thomas Paine (1737–1809), while the Second Continental Congress convened in York, September 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. York Mayor-Elect, current City Council Chairman, and Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Michael Helfrich, currently resides as the sole occupant.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (March 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cookes House" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-18.
Conversion to double house occurred between 1900 and 1920, not 1800
- Historic York website
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. PA-5190, "Cookes House, 438-440 Codorus Street, York, York County, PA", 3 photos, 7 data pages, 1 photo caption page
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