Thornton Village Historic District

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Thornton Village Historic District
Yellow House, October 2009
Thornton Village Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Thornton Village Historic District
Location Centered on Thornton and Glen Mills Rds., Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°54′36″N 75°31′54″W / 39.91000°N 75.53167°W / 39.91000; -75.53167Coordinates: 39°54′36″N 75°31′54″W / 39.91000°N 75.53167°W / 39.91000; -75.53167
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built c. 1750, c. 1777
Architectural style Colonial, Federal, et al.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 06000745[1]
Added to NRHP November 14, 2006

Thornton Village Historic District is a national historic district located at Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 13 contributing buildings in the crossroads village of Thornton. The oldest building, the Yellow House, dates to about 1750, with most of the remainder dated between about 1790 and 1855. The next oldest house is the Isaac Pyle House, built about 1777. In addition to the Yellow House, the district includes one commercial building, seven residence, a converted blacksmith shop, a converted barn, three stables or carriage houses, and two frame sheds. A number of the house are in the Federal style.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[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 Robert J. Wise, Jr. (August 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Thornton Village Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-16.