Mount Joy (Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania)

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Mount Joy
Mount Joy Conshohocken PA.jpg
Mount Joy, November 2011
Mount Joy (Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Mount Joy (Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania)
Mount Joy (Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Mount Joy (Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania)
Location North Lane and East Hector Street,
Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°4′36″N 75°17′12″W / 40.07667°N 75.28667°W / 40.07667; -75.28667Coordinates: 40°4′36″N 75°17′12″W / 40.07667°N 75.28667°W / 40.07667; -75.28667
Area 1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built c. 1735
NRHP Reference # 71000712[1]
Added to NRHP March 11, 1971

Mount Joy, also known as the Peter Legaux Mansion, is a historic house in the Spring Mill section of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

It was built about 1735, and is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, stone dwelling with a gambrel roof. It has 10 fireplaces, some with iron firebacks.[2]

Peter Legaux was the owner of "Spring Mill," a nearby gristmill that was in operation by 1704. The mill burned in 1967, and its stone ruins were demolished.[3]

Mount Joy was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

References[edit]

  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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (October 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Mount Joy" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Ella Aderman (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Miller's House at Spring Mill" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-24.