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Alan West Corson Homestead. September 2012.
Alan West Corson Homestead is located in Pennsylvania
Alan West Corson Homestead
Location in Pennsylvania
Alan West Corson Homestead is located in the United States
Alan West Corson Homestead
Location in the United States
Location 5130 Butler Pike, Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
Area 3.5 acres (1.4 ha)
Built 1734-1820
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+12-story, stuccoed stone dwelling, six bays wide and two bays deep. It has a 2+12-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.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It is located in the Cold Point Historic District.

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