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Ker-Feal is located in Pennsylvania
Ker-Feal is located in the US
Location 1081 Bodine Road, Chester Springs, West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′29.6394″N 75°36′24.8394″W / 40.074899833°N 75.606899833°W / 40.074899833; -75.606899833Coordinates: 40°4′29.6394″N 75°36′24.8394″W / 40.074899833°N 75.606899833°W / 40.074899833; -75.606899833
Area 137 acres
Built 1775
NRHP Reference # 03001125[1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 2003

Ker-Feal, built in 1775, is a historic fieldstone dwelling located in West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2003.[1][2]

The property was purchased by Albert C. Barnes and his wife Laura in 1940 and expanded with two additions. The name "Ker-Feal" means "Fidèle's House" in Breton and was named after Barnes' favorite dog, Fidèle de Port Manech.[3] The property is now owned by the Barnes Foundation. Ker-Feal received an upgraded climate-control system in 2001 paid for with several grants. Another grant in 2006 allowed for grounds assessment.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Van Allen, Peter (February 4, 2002). "Barnes' Ker-Feal country estate gets infusion". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Photographs of "Ker-Feal" in the Barnes Foundation Archives". Barnes Foundation Journal. October 19, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pirro, J.F. (January 3, 2007). "Keeping Tabs on Ker-Feal". Main Line Today. Retrieved March 3, 2011.