Melrose (Cheyney, Pennsylvania)

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"Melrose," November 2009
Melrose (Cheyney, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Melrose (Cheyney, Pennsylvania)
Location Hill Drive, Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°55′56″N 75°31′38″W / 39.93222°N 75.52722°W / 39.93222; -75.52722Coordinates: 39°55′56″N 75°31′38″W / 39.93222°N 75.52722°W / 39.93222; -75.52722
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1785
Architect Jacob Vernon
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 86001780[1]
Added to NRHP September 4, 1986

"Melrose", also known as the Old President's House, is a historic home located on the campus of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is a 2 1/2-story, vernacular stone residence. It has three sections: the original section built before 1785, a three bay addition built in 1807, and a two bay addition built about 1850. The 122-acre farm for which the house served as the main residence became the basis for the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania campus. The house served as the President's House from 1903 to 1968.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Nancy V. Webster and Charlotte K. Goodman (June 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Melrose" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.