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Lower Swedish Cabin

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Architectural style  Swedish Plan
Designated PHMC  October 21, 1989
Added to NRHP  9 June 1980
NRHP Reference #  80003484
Area  6,900 m²
Lower Swedish Cabin
Location  Creek Rd, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Address  Creek Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026, USA
Similar  Parkview station, Garrettford station, Fairfield Avenue station, Aronimink station, Fernwood–Yeadon station

built circa 1638 lower swedish cabin drexel hill pa

Lower Swedish Cabin is an historic Swedish-style log cabin on Creek Road in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania along Darby Creek. The cabin may be one of the oldest log cabins in the United States.


The lower swedish cabin


It was likely built sometime between 1640 and 1650 by Swedish immigrants who were part of the New Sweden colony. In the early 1900s film pioneer Siegmund Lubin filmed several movies at the site. The house served as a private residence until 1937, when it was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Cabin became the property of the township of Upper Darby. After neglect and vandalism throughout the mid-1900s the house was restored in 1987.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


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