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Barclay House, January 2010
|Location||535 and 539 N. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Area||4.5 acres (1.8 ha)|
|Built||1866-1867, 1869, 1935-1936|
|Architect||Hutton, Addison; et al.|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Italianate|
|NRHP reference No.||02000380|
|Added to NRHP||April 18, 2002|
Barclay House, also known as the Joshua Hartshorne Estate, North Hill, and The Barclay, is a historic home located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built in 1866–67, and believed to have been designed by architect Addison Hutton (1834–1916). It was a 2 1⁄2-story, brick dwelling in the Italianate style. It was expanded to three stories with the expansion of 1935–36. Also added at that time was a three-story connecting block, three-story west block, and one-story north block. The house was also renovated in the Colonial Revival style. The north block was expanded to two stories in 1998. Also on the property is a contributing carriage house built in 1869. It was converted to a residence in 1925. It was built as a single family residence, but converted to a Quaker boarding home for the elderly in 1935-1936. The boarding home closed at this location in 1997.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
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