Quaker Manor House

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Quaker Manor House
Quaker Manor Ft Washington PA.jpg
Quaker Manor House is located in Pennsylvania
Quaker Manor House
Quaker Manor House is located in the US
Quaker Manor House
Location Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°8′43″N 75°11′20″W / 40.14528°N 75.18889°W / 40.14528; -75.18889Coordinates: 40°8′43″N 75°11′20″W / 40.14528°N 75.18889°W / 40.14528; -75.18889
Built 1730
NRHP Reference # 76001654[1]
Added to NRHP November 21, 1976

The Quaker Manor House is a historic building located at 1165 Pinetown Road in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

It was built in 1730 as a residence and fur trading post by John Getty, who served as an Indian agent representing the Province of Pennsylvania and Governor Patrick Gordon, and a friend of James Logan. After Getty's death, the house was purchased by Quaker Jeremiah Warder, a Philadelphia merchant, who lived in the house until 1783. Warder, who was a friend of Benjamin Chew, was arrested during the American Revolution and imprisoned in Virginia. During this period, the Quaker Manor House was also known by the name "Warder's Conquest." [2]

During the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and the Continental Army spent six weeks camped at nearby Whitemarsh in the autumn of 1777. During the encampment, the Quaker Manor House served as the headquarters for Washington's Surgeon General, John Cochran.

The Quaker Manor House is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and is currently a privately owned residence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register Of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form" (PDF). June 1976. Retrieved October 1, 2006. [dead link]