Isaac Manchester House

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Plantation Plenty
Isaac Manchester House.jpg
The farm house in August 2014
Isaac Manchester House is located in Pennsylvania
Isaac Manchester House
Isaac Manchester House is located in the US
Isaac Manchester House
Nearest city Avella, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′17″N 80°27′40″W / 40.25472°N 80.46111°W / 40.25472; -80.46111Coordinates: 40°15′17″N 80°27′40″W / 40.25472°N 80.46111°W / 40.25472; -80.46111
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1815
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 75001673[1]
Added to NRHP June 21, 1975

Plantation Plenty, also known as the Isaac Manchester House is a historic building in Avella, Pennsylvania.

It is designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975,[1] with a boundary enlargement and renaming in 2016.[3]

The property is endangered by longwall coal mining.[4] In 2011, it was named to the list of America's Most Endangered Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Manchester, Isaac House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Weekly list of actions, 02/01/16 through 02/05/16". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 
  4. ^ Wills, Rick (June 16, 2011). "Longwalling plan called threat to historic Avella farm". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ Pitz, Marylynne (June 15, 2011). "Historic Washington County farm on endangered places list". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  6. ^ Wills, Rick (June 15, 2011). "Washington County farm named a historic endangered place". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  7. ^ "11 Most Endangered Historic Places - Isaac Manchester Farm". America's Most Endangered Places. National Trust for Historic Preservation. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. 

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