West Chester Downtown Historic District

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West Chester Downtown Historic District
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West Chester Downtown Historic District, January 2006
West Chester Downtown Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
West Chester Downtown Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Biddle, Matlack, Barnard and New Sts., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°57′37″N 75°36′20″W / 39.96028°N 75.60556°W / 39.96028; -75.60556Coordinates: 39°57′37″N 75°36′20″W / 39.96028°N 75.60556°W / 39.96028; -75.60556
Area 51.6 acres (20.9 ha)
Architect Walter, Thomas U.; Multiple
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 85001447[1]
Added to NRHP July 2, 1985

West Chester Downtown Historic Historic District is a national historic district located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 429 contributing buildings in the central business district of West Chester. It includes residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings built between 1789 and the 1930s. Notable buildings include the U.S. Post Office, Green Tree Building (1933), St. Agnes Church (1851), Biddle Street School (1917), Major Groff Memorial Armory, Horticulture Building (1848) designed by Thomas U. Walter, Denney-Reyburn factory, Caleb Taylor Store (c. 1818), Federal Ehne's Bakery (c. 1816), Kofke's Store (c. 1816), and Woolworth (1928). Also listed and located in the district are the Bank of Chester County, Buckwalter Building, Chester County Courthouse, Farmers and Mechanics Building, and Warner Theater.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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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). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  Note: This includes Ray H. Ott, Jr. (October 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: West Chester Downtown Historic" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05. 

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