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West, Benjamin, Birthplace

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
County of Delaware.
National Register Number: 66000662
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
Located on the campus of Swarthmore College, this is the birthplace of Benjamin West (1728-1820), who made major contributions to American art through his support for young artists, such as Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale, as well as through his own painting.


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