Humphry Marshall House

Also known as: Marshall House,Marshall's Garden,Marshall's Arboretum,Botany
1407 S. Strasburg Rd./PA 162, Marshallton, Pennsylvania

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Humphry Marshall House

1. SOUTH FRONT

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Description 

The significance of the house related to both architecture and agricultural history. The house is a conservative yet idiosyncratic example of the mid- to late- 18th-century Georgian tradition in the Delaware Valley. The double pile house originally related to a variant of the four-room, corner-passage plan, adding important segregated spaces including a plant room and a hired man's room, as adjuncts to the principal rooms. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS PA-203)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 23, 1987
Reference number
87002596
NR name
Marshall, Humphry, House
Areas of significance
Science; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Garden; Single dwelling
Current functions
Garden; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant year
1773
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1