Cressbrook Farm

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Cressbrook Farm
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Cressbrook Farm, January 2010
Cressbrook Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Cressbrook Farm
Location South of Valley Forge, off Interstate 76, Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′38″N 75°27′3″W / 40.07722°N 75.45083°W / 40.07722; -75.45083Coordinates: 40°4′38″N 75°27′3″W / 40.07722°N 75.45083°W / 40.07722; -75.45083
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built c. 1745, 1825
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72001106[1]
Added to NRHP October 26, 1972

Cressbrook Farm, also known as the Former Quarters of Brigidier General Duportail, is a historic home located in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original house was built about 1745, and it has been enlarged several times since the main portion was added in 1825. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, stuccoed stone structure. During the American Revolution the house served as headquarters for Brigidier General Louis Lebègue Duportail in late-1777 and early-1778, during the encampment at Valley Forge.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] Located adjacent to the house is the Federal Barn, listed in 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  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 Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (January 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Cressbrook Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-03.