William Everhart Buildings

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William Everhart Buildings
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William Everhart Buildings, January 2010
William Everhart Buildings is located in Pennsylvania
William Everhart Buildings
William Everhart Buildings is located in the US
William Everhart Buildings
Location28 W. Market St., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°57′33″N 75°36′21″W / 39.95917°N 75.60583°W / 39.95917; -75.60583Coordinates: 39°57′33″N 75°36′21″W / 39.95917°N 75.60583°W / 39.95917; -75.60583
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Builtc. 1833
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #79002206[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 17, 1979

William Everhart Buildings, also known as the Everhart-Lincoln Building, is a historic commercial building located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built by Congressman William Everhart (1785-1868) about 1833, and is a three-story, three bay, rectangular brick building in the Federal style. It measures 40 feet long and between 20 and 25 feet wide. The front facade features a hipped roof second story wrought iron porch added in 1868. The building housed a number of printing concerns, most notably newspapers. It was the printing house where Abraham Lincoln's first biography was published on February 11, 1860, as an article in the Chester County Times.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The William Everhart House was listed 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 David W. Kirby and Jane L.S. Davidson (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: William Everhart Buildings" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-05.

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