Wee Grimmet

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Wee Grimmet
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Wee Grimmet, February 2011
Wee Grimmet is located in Pennsylvania
Wee Grimmet
Wee Grimmet is located in the US
Wee Grimmet
Location 624 W. Lincoln Hwy., West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°1′15″N 75°39′42″W / 40.02083°N 75.66167°W / 40.02083; -75.66167Coordinates: 40°1′15″N 75°39′42″W / 40.02083°N 75.66167°W / 40.02083; -75.66167
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built c. 1820, c. 1939
Architect McIlvaine, Gilbert
MPS West Whiteland Township MRA
NRHP Reference # 84003312[1]
Added to NRHP August 2, 1984

Wee Grimmet is a historic home located in Whitford, West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built about 1720, and expanded about 1929 by noted architect John Gilbert McIlvaine, a partner of Wilson Eyre, and expanded again in late 1953. It is located on the Martha and Maurice Ostheimer Estate, along with the larger estate home known as "Grimmet." Wee Grimmet consists of a two-story, stuccoed stone core section with a gable roof. The addition contains a living room, library, and two bedrooms. The original house was built as a dwelling for tenant workers in the limestone quarry, salt mine, and kiln nearby.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "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 M. L. Wolf and Brandywine Cons. (December 1981). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Wee Grimmet" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.