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Alan W. Corson Homestead
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Alan West Corson Homestead. September 2012.
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.

Abolitionism

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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