Fox Chase Farm

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Stanley
Fox Chase Farm Manor House 01.JPG
Fox Chase Farm Manor House. October 2012.
Fox Chase Farm is located in Philadelphia
Fox Chase Farm
Fox Chase Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Fox Chase Farm
Fox Chase Farm is located in the United States
Fox Chase Farm
Location8500 Pine Rd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°5′26″N 75°4′31″W / 40.09056°N 75.07528°W / 40.09056; -75.07528Coordinates: 40°5′26″N 75°4′31″W / 40.09056°N 75.07528°W / 40.09056; -75.07528
Area112.3 acres (45.4 ha)
Built1822
ArchitectGlancy, Irvin
Architectural styleFederal, Stick/eastlake, et al.
NRHP reference #05000415[1]
Added to NRHPMay 10, 2005

Fox Chase Farm is one of two working farms in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (W.B. Saul High School's Farm in Roxborough is the other). Formerly owned by the Wistar family, the farm is located on Pine Road in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia on the border with Montgomery County. The farm gradually became surrounded by the city's residential neighborhoods and was purchased by the city in 1975. It is now run as an educational farm by the School District of Philadelphia.[2]

The farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 under its old name of Stanley, a name it acquired when William Penn granted the land to Lord Stanley.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jean K. Wolf (December 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Stanley" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-25.

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