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Marshall, Humphry, House

Marshallton, Pennsylvania
County of Chester.
1407 South Strasburg Road/Pennsylvania Route 162
National Register Number: 87002596
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Chester County Historical Society property.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 23, 1987):
Constructed in 1773-74 and enlarged in 1801, this two-and-a-half story house was the home of Humphrey Marshall (1722-1801), American botanist and author of ARBUSTUM AMERICANUM, the first account of forest trees and shrubs native to the United States. A rare example of a Pennsylvania country house that is built on the unusual four-room side passage plan, this unique construction is the only known surviving example of an 18th century laboratory that was designed as an integral part of a farm house and garden along with a working farm.


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