Matthias Pennypacker Farm

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Matthias Pennypacker Farm
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Matthias Pennypacker Barn, February 2011
Matthias Pennypacker Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Matthias Pennypacker Farm
Matthias Pennypacker Farm is located in the US
Matthias Pennypacker Farm
Location South of Phoenixville on White Horse Road, Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°6′38″N 75°30′27″W / 40.11056°N 75.50750°W / 40.11056; -75.50750Coordinates: 40°6′38″N 75°30′27″W / 40.11056°N 75.50750°W / 40.11056; -75.50750
Area 5.9 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1775, 1830
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 77001154[1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1977

Matthias Pennypacker Farm, also known as Tinker Dam Farm, is a historic farmhouse located in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It consists of two sections in the shape of an "L" and in the Georgian style. It is constructed of rubble masonry and has a slate gable roof. The older section pre-dates the American Revolution and is two stories and two bays wide. The main portion is dated to 1830, and is three stories high and five bays wide. Also on the property are a small stone smokehouse, spring house, root cellar, and large stone barn measuring 40 feet by 60 feet and dated to 1830.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[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 J. David Jackson; Violet Tucci & Lawrence Drake (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Matthias Pennypacker Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-03.