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Byers Station
Former Reading Railroad station
US Graphite Byers Plant.JPG
Former U.S. Graphite Byers Plant, Byers Station Historic District, September 2010
Location Jct. of Byers and Eagle Farm Rds., Upper Uwchlan Township, Pennsylvania
Construction
Disabled access No
Electrified No
Former services
Preceding station Reading Railroad Following station
Lionville
toward Phoenixville
Pickering Valley Railroad Terminus
Byers Station Historic District
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1871
Built by Downing, B.H.
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival
NRHP reference No. 02000062
Added to NRHP February 20, 2002

Byers Station Historic District is a national historic district located in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 26 contributing buildings in the crossroads community of Byers Station. The buildings date to the 19th century and include a number of notable Italianate style buildings. Notable buildings include a variety of residences, a factory, a Masonic lodge (1894), and the former Byers Hotel (c. 1874). The community grew around the Byers railroad station, after its opening in 1871, and continued after plumbago (graphite) was discovered in the area in 1875.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

ByersStation
Byers Station community where the historic district is located
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