Thomas Leiper Estate

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Thomas Leiper Estate
Thomas Leiper House Delco PA.jpg
"Avondale," Thomas Leiper House.
Thomas Leiper Estate is located in Pennsylvania
Thomas Leiper Estate
Location Avondale Rd., Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′12″N 75°21′30″W / 39.88667°N 75.35833°W / 39.88667; -75.35833Coordinates: 39°53′12″N 75°21′30″W / 39.88667°N 75.35833°W / 39.88667; -75.35833
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1785
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 70000547[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1970

The Thomas Leiper Estate, also known as Avondale, is a historic estate located at Wallingford in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was built by Thomas Leiper around 1785, and named Strath Haven after Leiper's birthplace in Strathaven, Scotland. The estate includes the following: the three-story, yellow stuccoed mansion house, "Fireproof" vault, communal outhouse, barn, carriage house, smokehouse, warehouse, tenant's house, and quarry.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

The Friends of the Leiper House offers weekend guided tours of the house from April through December.

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  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 Elizabeth Donaghy (August 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Thomas Leiper Estate" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 

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