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West Chester Downtown Historic District

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NRHP Reference #  85001447
Added to NRHP  2 July 1985
Area  21 ha
West Chester Downtown Historic District
Location  Roughly bounded by Biddle, Matlack, Barnard and New Sts., West Chester, Pennsylvania
Architect  Walter, Thomas U.; Multiple
Architectural style  Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian

West Chester Downtown Historic Historic District is a national historic district located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses 429 contributing buildings in the central business district of West Chester. It includes residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings built between 1789 and the 1930s. Notable buildings include the U.S. Post Office, Green Tree Building (1933), St. Agnes Church (1851), Biddle Street School (1917), Major Groff Memorial Armory, Horticulture Building (1848) designed by Thomas U. Walter, Denney-Reyburn factory, Caleb Taylor Store (c. 1818), Federal Ehne's Bakery (c. 1816), Kofke's Store (c. 1816), and Woolworth (1928). Also listed and located in the district are the Bank of Chester County, Buckwalter Building, Chester County Courthouse, Farmers and Mechanics Building, and Warner Theater.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


West Chester Downtown Historic District Wikipedia

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