White Chimneys

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White Chimneys
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White Chimneys, March 2010
White Chimneys is located in Pennsylvania
White Chimneys
White Chimneys is located in the US
White Chimneys
Location 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Gap, Pennsylvania on U.S. Route 30, Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°59′43″N 76°2′24″W / 39.99528°N 76.04000°W / 39.99528; -76.04000Coordinates: 39°59′43″N 76°2′24″W / 39.99528°N 76.04000°W / 39.99528; -76.04000
Area 10.3acres
Built c. 1720, 1790, 1807, 1923
Built by Slaymaker, S.R.
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 75001644[1]
Added to NRHP April 1, 1975

White Chimneys is a historic home located at Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay building of stuccoed limestone. It is topped by a gable roof with dormers. It was built in four sections. The oldest section was built about 1720, and served as a tavern. A two-room addition was built in 1790, and a large Federal style addition in 1807. The west wing was added in 1923, and includes a ballroom.[2] As of December 26, 2006, the mansion is maintained as a private residence. The grounds and formal gardens are open to the public by appointment. In most recent years, the property has gained popularity as an elegant wedding ceremony and reception venue. The bank barn and pastures are utilized for horses.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  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). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes David C. Stacks (October 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: White Chimneys" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-18. 

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