Derbydown Homestead facts for kids
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Derbydown Barn, March 2011
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|Location||At jct. of CR 15077 and 15080, West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||9.8 acres (4.0 ha)|
|MPS||West Branch Brandywine Creek MRA|
|NRHP reference No.||73001609|
|Added to NRHP||April 2, 1973|
Derbydown Homestead, also known as the Abraham Marshall House and Birthplace of Humphry Marshall, is a historic home located in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The original house was built in 1707, as a one-room, three bay, 1 1/2-story stone structure. It was later enlarged to have a gabrel roof. In 1764, it was enlarged again to 2 1/2-stories with stone and brick construction, and the roof modified to a gable roof with pent eve. Also on the property is a large barn with a gambrel roof. It was first owned by Abraham Marshall, founder of the Bradford Friends Meetinghouse, which met in the house from 1722 to 1727. Marshall was the father of botanist Humphry Marshall, who was born at the house in 1722.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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