Siegfried's Dale Farm

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Siegfried's Dale Farm
John and Catherina Siegfried House, Siegfried's Dale Farm 01.JPG
John and Catherina Siegfried House. September 2013.
Siegfried's Dale Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Siegfried's Dale Farm
Siegfried's Dale Farm is located in the US
Siegfried's Dale Farm
Location 611 Siegfriedale Road, Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°32′58″N 75°43′23″W / 40.54944°N 75.72306°W / 40.54944; -75.72306Coordinates: 40°32′58″N 75°43′23″W / 40.54944°N 75.72306°W / 40.54944; -75.72306
Area 37 acres (15 ha)
Built 1790, 1819, 1827, 1906
NRHP reference # 84003115[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1984

Siegfried's Dale Farm, also known as the Rodale Research Center or Rodale Institute, is a historic home and farm complex located in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The property includes 13 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure. They include three houses built between 1790 and 1827, the John and Catherina Siegfried Bank barn (1819, 1905), calving barn (c. 1900), two small barns (c. 1860 and c. 1900), corn crib, Henry Siegfried Bank barn (mid-19th century), spring and rendering house (c. 1790 and c. 1880), one-story brick school house (1906), smokehouse (c. 1820), and carriage house (c. 1880). The John and Catherina Siegfried house (1790) is a 2 12-story, four-bay, rubble stone house with a slate gable roof. The Henry Siegfried house (1827) is a 2 12-story, five-bay, rubble stone house in the Georgian style. The Johannes Siegfried house (1790) is a 2 12-story, four-bay, sided rubble stone dwelling with a three-bay Victorian porch. Moravian settler Johannes Siegfried acquired the property in 1732. The property remained in the Siegfried family until shortly before it was acquired in 1971 by The Rodale Institute.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  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 George E. Thomas (October 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Siegfried's Dale Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22. 

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