Springhouse Farm

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Springhouse Farm
Springhouse Farm is located in Pennsylvania
Springhouse Farm
Location 2184 Springhouse Ln., Springfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°31′44″N 75°16′27″W / 40.52889°N 75.27417°W / 40.52889; -75.27417Coordinates: 40°31′44″N 75°16′27″W / 40.52889°N 75.27417°W / 40.52889; -75.27417
Area 43.9 acres (17.8 ha)
Built 1940
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000796[1]
Added to NRHP August 8, 2007

Springhouse Farm, also known as the Eric Knight Farm, is a historic home and farm located at Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The house is a Georgian style stone farm house built about 1808, with an addition built about 1941. Other contributing buildings and structures are a stone and frame bank barn (c. 1810) with carriage house addition (c. 1890), stone spring house (c. 1810), stone root cellar (c. 1810), corn crib (c. 1895), man made pond (c. 1940), outdoor oven (c. 1940), and privy (c. 1900). The property also includes the burial site for Toots, the dog that inspired the story "Lassie Come-Home." Toots died in 1945, and the burial site marker was added about 1970. Its author Eric Knight (1897-1943) resided at Springhouse Farm from 1939 to 1943.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes David Kimmerly (January 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Springhouse Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-01.