|NRHP Reference # 00000848|
Added to NRHP 27 July 2000
|Area 2.674 km²|
|Location Roughly bounded by Church Rd., Sinking Springs Ln., N. George St., Locust Ln., Susquehanna Trail and PA 238, Manchester Township, Pennsylvania|
Architect Dempwolf, John A.; et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Shingle Style
Sinking Springs Farms is a historic farm and national historic district located at Manchester Township in York County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 32 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 17 contributing structures. The district includes the Manor House Demesne, four farmsteads, and a Radio Broadcast Complex. The manor house dates to 1900, and is a 2 1⁄2-story, Colonial Revival-style dwelling modified in 1936-1941. Farmstead #1 includes the earliest buildings, dated to about 1841. Farmstead #2 includes a Shingle Style dwelling designed by noted architect John A. Dempwolf and built about 1893. Farmstead #3 has a 3 1⁄2-story, banked Pennsylvania German dwelling built about 1845. Farmstead #4 has a 3 1⁄2-story, banked Georgian-plan dwelling built about 1845. The Radio Broadcast Complex includes a 2 1⁄2-story, brick Colonial Revival-style office building and four radio towers, and used as a radio station from the 1940s until 1990.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.