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|Location||745 Newtown Rd., Villanova, Pennsylvania|
|Area||4.2 acres (1.7 ha)|
|Architect||John S. Cornell & Sons; Howard Van Doren Shaw|
|Architectural style||Italianate, Georgian|
|NRHP reference No.||83002239|
|Added to NRHP||September 1, 1983|
Camp-Woods, is a historic estate with associated buildings located at Villanova, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and built on a 400 ft (120 m) high spot which had been a 200-man outpost of George Washington's Army during the Valley Forge winter of 1777–78. The house, built between 1910 and 1912 for banker James M. Willcox, is a two-story, brick and limestone, "F"-shaped house in an Italianate-Georgian style. It measures 160 ft (49 m) in length and 32 ft (9.8 m) deep at the "waist." It has a slate roof, Doric order limestone cornice, open loggia porches, and a covered entrance porch supported by Doric order columns. The house was designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926). The property includes formal gardens. Its former carriage house is no longer part of the main estate. The original tennis court is now also a separate property named "Outpost Hill". The Revolutionary encampment is marked by a flagpole in a circular stone monument at the north-western edge of the property. The inscription reads, "An outpost of George Washington's Army encamped here thro the winter of Valley Forge 1777-1778".
The Camp-Woods mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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