Lukens Historic District

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Lukens Historic District
Terracina, a house in the district
Lukens Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Lukens Historic District
Lukens Historic District is located in USA
Lukens Historic District
Location 50, 53, 76, and 102 S. First St., Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°58′52″N 75°49′21″W / 39.98111°N 75.82250°W / 39.98111; -75.82250Coordinates: 39°58′52″N 75°49′21″W / 39.98111°N 75.82250°W / 39.98111; -75.82250
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built @1750, 1849, 1889, 1902
Architect Cope and Stewardson
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Late Gothic Revival, Gothic
NRHP Reference # 94001186[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1994[1]
Designated NHLD April 19, 1994[2]

Lukens Historic District is a historic district in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Its National Historic Landmark summary listing says:

This district is associated with Rebecca Lukens (1794-1854), who played a leading role in the 19th-century American iron industry, and her family legacy. The firm she owned and managed--Brandywine Ironworks (later Lukens Steel Company)--was one of the industry's major firms in the decades before the Civil War. She was the only woman in the antebellum period to head a heavy industry that had interstate and international interests. Lukens prefigures a pattern which would become more common in the late 19th and early 20th century, in which family business gave women entry to management or ownership of large concerns. Rebecca Lukens served as matriarch of this industrial dynasty; her family continued her commitment of fairness to workers, innovative technology, and personal interest in fine architecture.[2]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lukens Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ Jill S. Mesirow and Page Putnam Miller (October 29, 1993). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Lukens Historic District" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 20 photos PDF (32 KB)