Historic American Buildings Survey photograph
|Location||2713 Haverford Road
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Built by||Humphreys, David; et al.|
|NRHP Reference #||72001116|
|Added to NRHP||October 26, 1972|
Pont Reading is a historic home located in the Ardmore section of Haverford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was the residence of shipbuilder and architect Joshua Humphreys, in which he lived his entire life. It was named after his family's homestead, Reading Pont in England. Humphreys is most notable for his design of the famous USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides". It was built of stone, now stuccoed, in 1730, around a log cabin dating to 1683. The rear kitchen wing was added in 1813. The building is an excellent example of upper-class colonial architecture.
In March 2007, Cookie Magazine published an article titled "To the Manor Born" about the house and its owners. The article included internal photographs. The house's owners since 2003 (Chris DeWitt/Oscar Yague) oversaw major restoration to maintain the property.
- 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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (August 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pont Reading" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- Pont Reading House, 2713 Haverford Road (Haverford Township), Havertown, Delaware County, PA: 3 photos, 2 data pages, and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Buildings Survey
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