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Vancroft in Wellsburg, gates.jpg
Gates to the complex
Vancroft is located in West Virginia
Vancroft is located in the US
Location Brinker Rd., near Wellsburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 40°16′43″N 80°36′42″W / 40.27861°N 80.61167°W / 40.27861; -80.61167Coordinates: 40°16′43″N 80°36′42″W / 40.27861°N 80.61167°W / 40.27861; -80.61167
Area 59 acres (24 ha)
Built 1901
Architect Alden & Harlow
Architectural style Shingle Style
NRHP reference # 86002885[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1986

Vancroft, also known as Mt. St. George Historic District, is a historic home and national historic district located near Wellsburg, Brooke County, West Virginia. It encompasses 10 contributing buildings, one contributing structure, and one contributing object associated with the manor house. The manor house was designed by Alden & Harlow in 1901, for steel magnate Joseph B. Vandergrift. It is a Shingle Style dwelling with broad gable roofs, a rough stone turret, and stone chimney. Also on the property are a pergola, a club house or retreat house, spring house, race track, grotto, farm manager's house, two farm laborer's residences, mill, barn, and "the Apple House." The property was purchased by the Catholic Knights of St. George and operated as a home for the aged.[2] In 1998, it was purchased by the Catholic Knights of America.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hiram J. Lester (September 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Vancroft" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

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