Moore Hall (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania)
Moore Hall, HABS Photo, April 1950
|Location||East of Phoenixville on Valley Forge Road, Schuylkill Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1.5 acres (0.61 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||74001771|
|Added to NRHP||November 19, 1974|
Moore Hall, also known as the William Moore House, is a historic home located in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The house dates back to about 1722, and is a 2 1⁄2-story, five-bay by three-bay, fieldstone dwelling in the Georgian style. It has a gable roof, two-story rear kitchen wing and sun porch. It was restored in the late-1930s. During the American Revolution the house served as headquarters for Col. Clement Biddle in late-1777 and early-1778, during the encampment at Valley Forge. At that time, a committee of congress met at Moore Hall for three months and there decided that Gen. George Washington should serve as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. At the turn of the 20th century, the house was the summer home for Pennsylvania Gov. Samuel W. Pennypacker.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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 Eleanor Winsor and Harvey Freedenberg (August 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Moore Hall" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-03.
- William Moore House, State Route 23 & Reading Railroad Tracks vicinity (Schuylkill Township), Phoenixville, Chester County, PA: 7 photos, 15 data pages, and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Pennypacker, Samuel W. (1883). "William Moore of Moore Hall". Historical and biographical sketches. At Wikisource.
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