Thompson Cottage

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Thompson Cottage
Thompson Cottage, November 2009
Thompson Cottage is located in Pennsylvania
Thompson Cottage
Location Southeast of West Chester on Thornton Road, Concord Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′38″N 75°31′24″W / 39.89389°N 75.52333°W / 39.89389; -75.52333Coordinates: 39°53′38″N 75°31′24″W / 39.89389°N 75.52333°W / 39.89389; -75.52333
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1775
Architectural style Bank House
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77001166[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1977

The Thompson Cottage, also called the James Marshall Cottage, was a tenant farmer's house built by James Marshall about the time of the American Revolution. It is located in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

A free black, Thomas Thompson, bought the house and 2 acres in 1847. He and his descendants lived there until 1971. It is an excellent example of an unaltered eighteenth century tenant farmer's homestead. The building was built sometime after 1774.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Madeline L. Cohen (October 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Thompson Cottage" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06.