Fetter's Mill Village Historic District

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Fetter's Mill Village Historic District
Fetter's Mill Village, Bryn Athyn Train Station 11.JPG
Historic Bryn Athyn Train Station and Post Office (1902), September 2012
Fetter's Mill Village Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Fetter's Mill Village Historic District
Fetter's Mill Village Historic District is located in the US
Fetter's Mill Village Historic District
Location Fetter's Mill Rd. and Pennypack Ln., Bryn Athyn and Lower Moreland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°7′55″N 75°4′18″W / 40.13194°N 75.07167°W / 40.13194; -75.07167Coordinates: 40°7′55″N 75°4′18″W / 40.13194°N 75.07167°W / 40.13194; -75.07167
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built c. 1740
Architectural style Georgian, Colonial
NRHP Reference # 05001212[1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 2006

Fetter's Mill Village Historic District is a national historic district located in Bryn Athyn and Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses five contributing buildings and three contributing structures. They are a wagon shed / John Conner studio (1751), Alnwick Grove Train Station (c. 1870), Bryn Athyn Train Station / Post Office (1902), farmhouse (c. 1790), stone barn, two iron bridges (1883, 1916-1917), and a milk platform (c. 1900). Located in the district is the separately listed Fetter's Mill, built about 1740.[2]

The area inspired parishioners of The New Church in Philadelphia to migrate to the countryside in order establish and practice as a religious community. They became coming to the area for church excursions or picnics to Alnwick Grove, a park served by the Alnwick Grove Station (Now a private residence, on the Lower Moreland side of the train tracks). After visiting the area, wealthy church member, John Pitcairn, Jr bought the first plots of land, then known as Knights Farm. This area is now the site of Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Cairnwood, Cairncrest, and Glencairn (the latter three all Pitcairn family estates).

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[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. (April 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Fetter's Mill Village Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.