Sugartown Historic District
Saddler's Shop and the General Store
|Location||Sugartown, Boot, Spring, Dutton Mill, and Providence Roads, near Malvern, Willistown Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||39 acres (16 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||84003230 |
|Added to NRHP||September 07, 1984|
Sugartown is an unincorporated settlement in central Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States, at the intersection of Sugartown and Boot Roads. It is located 18 miles west of Philadelphia.
The town was named after Eli Shugart, a 19th-century tavern keeper. Sugartown is a typical crossroads village that provides goods and services to the surrounding farm community. It played an important part in the development of Willistown and contains an inn, general store, blacksmith and wheelwright, cabinetmaker, saddler, shoemaker and a doctor.
The Sugartown Historic District is a national historic district that encompasses 14 contributing buildings. It includes the Sign of the Spread Eagle tavern (c. 1790), Sugartown Store (c. 1800) and residence (1860), Willistown Township Building (1909), "Coxefield" (c. 1790), Shoemaker's shop (c. 1790), Sugartown School (1866), the Friends school (1782-1783, 1862), and schoolmaster's house (1785).
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02. Note: This includes Martha Leigh Wolf (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Sugartown Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.
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