Thompson Cottage, November 2009
|Location||Southeast of West Chester on Thornton Road, Concord Township, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Bank House|
|NRHP reference #||77001166|
|Added to NRHP||April 13, 1977|
The Thompson Cottage, also called the James Marshall Cottage, was a tenant farmer's house built by James Marshall about the time of the American Revolution. It is located in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
A tenant farmer is one who resides on land owned by a landlord. Tenant farming is an agricultural production system in which landowners contribute their land and often a measure of operating capital and management, while tenant farmers contribute their labor along with at times varying amounts of capital and management. Depending on the contract, tenants can make payments to the owner either of a fixed portion of the product, in cash or in a combination. The rights the tenant has over the land, the form, and measure of the payment varies across systems. In some systems, the tenant could be evicted at whim ; in others, the landowner and tenant sign a contract for a fixed number of years. In most developed countries today, at least some restrictions are placed on the rights of landlords to evict tenants under normal circumstances.
The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America. They defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) in alliance with France and others.
Concord Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,231 at the 2010 census. It contains the unincorporated communities of Concordville and Glen Mills.
A free black, Thomas Thompson, bought the house and 2 acres in 1847. He and his descendants lived there until 1971. It is an excellent example of an unaltered eighteenth century tenant farmer's homestead. The building was built sometime after 1774.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Marshallton is an unincorporated community in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The community was founded in 1836 and is named for John Marshall, mill owner.
Lumberville, Pennsylvania is a village on the Delaware River in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a ZIP code of 18933. It is seven miles north of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and is located along River Road.
The Thomas Leiper Estate, also known as Avondale, is a historic estate located at Wallingford in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was built by Thomas Leiper around 1785, and named Strath Haven after Leiper's birthplace in Strathaven, Scotland. The estate includes the following: the three-story, yellow stuccoed mansion house, "Fireproof" vault, communal outhouse, barn, carriage house, smokehouse, warehouse, tenant's house, and quarry. The local high school, Strath Haven High School, is named for the estate.
Wawaset Park is a planned community national historic district located on the western edge of the City of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware. The area was formerly the grounds of Schuetzen Park, a horse racing and later auto racing track and fairgrounds. It was purchased in 1917 by the DuPont Company and developed into single-family houses, semi-detached and row houses to meet the housing need for the company's expanding corporate staff. The historic district encompasses 321 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure.
The John Thompson House is a historic house near Richboro in Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was built in 1740 and was owned by John Thompson, a local American Revolutionary War veteran. Despite also being known as the Hip Roof House, the house has an elongated-gambrel roof instead of a hip roof.
The Nicholas Newlin House was built in 1742 in Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania by Nicholas Newlin, about a mile west of the Newlin Mill Complex. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is located in the Concordville Historic District.
Bradford Friends Meetinghouse, also known as Marshallton Meeting House, is a historic Quaker meeting house located at Marshallton in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1764-1765, and is a one-story, stone structure with a gable roof. A porch was added to two sides of the building in the 19th century. The interior is divided into four rooms, rather than the customary two. Abraham Marshall, father of botanist Humphry Marshall was instrumental in the establishment of the meeting in the 1720s. The meeting originally met from 1722 to 1727 at the Marshall home, Derbydown Homestead, from 1722 to 1727.
Radnor Friends Meetinghouse is a historic Quaker meeting house on Sproul and Conestoga Roads in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
"Melrose", also known as the Old President's House, is a historic home located on the campus of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in Cheyney, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It is a 2 1⁄2-story, vernacular stone residence. It has three sections: the original section built before 1785, a three-bay addition built in 1807, and a two-bay addition built about 1850. The 122-acre farm for which the house served as the main residence became the basis for the Cheyney University of Pennsylvania campus. The house served as the President's House from 1903 to 1968.
Lambertville Historic District is located around the intersection of Route 29 and Route 179 in Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 30, 1983.
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 Booth Farm is located near Boothwyn, in Bethel Township, Delaware County. The farmhouse was built in the Federal style in 1819 and a barn was also built about the same time. The roughly 77 acre farm was bought by Thomas Booth in the 1790s and has been used as a tenant farm throughout much of its history. He built the farmhouse for his son James who was born in 1790. Four following generations, all named Thomas Booth, have owned the farm into the 21st century.
Handwrought, also known as Thomas Marshall House, is a historic home located at Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1805, and is a two- to three-story Eastern Pennsylvania Bank House. It is built of random fieldstone and has two entrances. Heat, electronic, and water were installed in the house after 1947.
Twaddell's Mill and House, also known as Great Bend of the Brandywine and Big Bend, is a historic home and mill complex located at Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The property includes the main house, the foundation and part of the walls of a sawmill, root cellar, ice house, and spring house. Also on the property is a tenant house dated to the mid-18th century.
John Cheyney Log Tenant House and Farm, also known as the Thomas Huston Farm, is a historic home and associated buildings located at Cheyney, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The complex includes four contributing buildings, dated from c. 1760 to c. 1870: a part log, part stucco over stone vernacular residence; a stone and frame barn; a "garage" containing a forge and farm kitchen; and a stone spring house. The residence, or tenant house, consists of a 1 1/2-story log section, built about 1800, connected to a 3-story stucco over stone section, built between 1815 and 1848.
Concordville Historic District is a national historic district located at Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The district includes six contributing buildings in Concordville. Four of the buildings are the Newlin Tenant House, Concord Orthodox Meeting, Samuel Trimble House, and 1856 Brick House. The two remaining buildings are separately listed on the National Register; the Concord Friends Meetinghouse and Nicholas Newlin House.
John Burroughs Homestead, also known as Shady Hill and the Lieutenant Colonel James Hendricks Headquarters, is a historic home located at Taylorsville, Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is a house dated to the 18th century and built in four sections. The oldest section is a 2 1⁄2-story, uncoursed fieldstone structure. The second section is a 2 1⁄2-story, coursed fieldstone structure. The third section is a two-story, random-coursed fieldstone structure, and the fourth section is a small, one-story frame vestibule. Also on the property are a contributing 2 1⁄2-story, fieldstone carriage house, tool shed, and stone-and-frame caretaker's cottage.
Riverside Farm, also known as Evermay-on-the-Delaware, is a historic hotel located near Erwinna, Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The house is a 3 1/2-story, six bay, frame vernacular dwelling with Greek Revival and Italianate style influences. The oldest section of the main house was built in the late 18th century as a two-story, three bay frame structure. Additions to the house occurred between about 1870 and 1883, when it took its present form. A stairwell addition was built in 1982. The front facade features a one-story, flat roofed porch. Also on the property are a contributing tenant house, carriage house, shed, and ice house. The house was built as a private dwelling, then converted for use as a hotel and resort starting about 1870. It operated as an inn until 1930. It reopened in 1982 as a bed-and-breakfast known as EverMay On-The-Delaware. But was closed in 2005 and now operates as a private residence.
The Thompson's Loss and Gain Site is a colonial-era historic site near Rehoboth Beach in Sussex County, Delaware. It is an archaeological site encompassing a tenant farm that was in active use from about 1720 to 1780. The site includes the site of a house, root cellar, and well. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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