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Alan W. Corson Homestead
Alan West Corson Homestead. September 2012.
|Location||5130 Butler Pike, Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||3.5 acres (1.4 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||73001649|
|Added to NRHP||June 19, 1973|
Alan West Corson Homestead is a historic house located in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built in three sections between 1734 and 1820. It is a 2 1⁄2-story, stuccoed stone dwelling, six bays wide and two bays deep. It has a 2 1⁄2-story rear ell. Also on the property is a contributing smoke house. The property was used for one of the earliest area nurseries and a boarding school.
Grandson Alan Wright Corson (1788–1882) and his family were Quakers and abolitionists. He was one of the founders of the Montgomery County Anti-Slavery Society (1837), and turned the house into a station on the Underground Railroad. His brother George built nearby Abolition Hall as a meeting place for anti-slavery groups.
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