John Bell Farm

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John Bell Farm
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John Bell Farm, April 2010
John Bell Farm is located in Pennsylvania
John Bell Farm
John Bell Farm is located in the US
John Bell Farm
Location 463 N. Ship Rd., West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°2′39″N 75°37′17″W / 40.04417°N 75.62139°W / 40.04417; -75.62139Coordinates: 40°2′39″N 75°37′17″W / 40.04417°N 75.62139°W / 40.04417; -75.62139
Area 5.3 acres (2.1 ha)
Built 1840
Architectural style Queen Anne, Other, Elizabethan-Queen Anne
MPS West Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003235[1]
Added to NRHP September 6, 1984

John Bell Farm is a historic home and farm complex located in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was originally built in the 1840s and extensively remodeled in 1889 in the Queen Anne style. The original house consists of the two-story, five bay, stone central block with two-story service wing. When remodeled, the roof received a cross-gable and dormer windows. Also added was the two-story library wing, kitchen extension, and two-sided porch. Also on the property are a contributing spring house, tenant house, corn crib, and barn.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes M. L. Wolf and Brandywine Cons. (December 1981). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: John Bell Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.