William Brinton 1704 House

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Brinton 1704 House, Oakland Road (Birmingham Township), Dilworthtown vicinity (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).jpg
Brinton 1704 House in 1958
William Brinton 1704 House is located in Pennsylvania
William Brinton 1704 House
William Brinton 1704 House is located in the US
William Brinton 1704 House
Location Oakland Road, near junction of U.S. Route 202 and County Road 15199, near Dilworthtown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°53′47″N 75°33′40″W / 39.89639°N 75.56111°W / 39.89639; -75.56111Coordinates: 39°53′47″N 75°33′40″W / 39.89639°N 75.56111°W / 39.89639; -75.56111
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1704
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference # 67000018[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 24, 1967
Designated NHL December 24, 1967[2]

The William Brinton 1704 House is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania just south of West Chester, Pennsylvania.


The William Brinton 1704 House was built in 1704 by William Brinton, Jr. (also known as "William the Younger" or "William the Builder"). In 1881, a serpentine wing was added to the home. In the 1950s, architect G. Edwin Brumbaugh restored the building to its original form by removing the 1881 wing.

The William Brinton 1704 House has the added distinction of being one of the 14 houses standing during the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.

Painting of the Brinton House by Thomas Eakins.

In 1878, Thomas Eakins painted the Brinton House as it would have originally appeared. In 1968, the William Brinton 1704 House and Historic Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.


The twenty-two inch (56 cm) walls of this home are formed of stone from a nearby quarry. There is a steep roof and pent eaves are in place over the first floor windows on the north and south sides of the house. The home also boasts 27 windows of leaded sash. Most of the original flooring is still in use.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Brinton, William, 1704 House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 

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