John Douglass House

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John Douglass House
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John Douglass House is located in Pennsylvania
John Douglass House
John Douglass House is located in the United States
John Douglass House
LocationSproul Road, south of Pennsylvania Route 896, Kirkwood, Colerain Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°51′55″N 76°0′30″W / 39.86528°N 76.00833°W / 39.86528; -76.00833Coordinates: 39°51′55″N 76°0′30″W / 39.86528°N 76.00833°W / 39.86528; -76.00833
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Builtc. 1769
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference #90001411[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 5, 1990

John Douglass House, also known as the Governor Sproul Birthplace, is a historic home located at Colerain Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was built in two phases, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay stone dwelling with a center hall plan in the Georgian style. The three bay core section was built about 1769, and the house expanded with two additional bays sometime after 1815. Also on the property are a contributing bank barn, log smokehouse, and the ruins of a stone carriage shed. It was the birthplace of Pennsylvania Governor William Cameron Sproul (1870-1928).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Frederick L. Richards and Paula B. Kunkel (February 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Douglass House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-14.