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Caleb Pusey House, 15 Race Street (Landingford Plantation), Upland, Delaware County, PA



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Item Title


Location
15 Race Street (Landingford Plantation), Upland, PA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS PA-1079
Building/structure dates: 1683 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1696 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1752 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1850 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
Significance: Considered the earliest surviving English-built house in Pennsylvania, the Caleb Pusey House was built in the vernacular tradition of 16th and early 17th c. English models. It is also the only home extant in America known to have been visited by William Penn.

Subjects
Conservation & Restoration
Houses
Stone Buildings


Related Names
Penn, William
Friends Of Caleb Pusey House, Incorporated
Silverman, Eleni, Historian
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Waite, John G., Delineator
Milner, John D., Delineator
Price & Dickey, Architects, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN ELEVATION BEFORE RESTORATION
2. MAIN AND WEST ELEVATIONS BEFORE RESTORATION
3. MAIN AND EAST ELEVATIONS BEFORE RESTORATION
4. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL SHOWING STONE WALLS, SHINGLES AND DOORS
5. MAIN ELEVATION, DETAIL OF DOOR
6. NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS
7. WEST ELEVATION, DETAIL OF EXTERIOR DOORWAY BELOW GRADE
8. FIRST FLOOR, EAST ROOM, ORIGINAL DOORWAY BETWEEN ROOMS
9. FIRST FLOOR, EAST ROOM, FIREPLACE BEAM POCKET IN SOUTH WALL
10. FIRST FLOOR, WEST ROOM, VIEW TOWARD DOORWAY
11. FIRST FLOOR, WEST ROOM, INTERIOR WELL
12. FIRST FLOOR, WEST ROOM, SOUTHEAST CORNER
13. SECOND FLOOR, WEST ROOM, VIEW LOOKING EAST
14. SECOND FLOOR, WEST ROOM, VIEW LOOKING WEST
15. SECOND FLOOR, EAST ROOM
16. Photocopy of photograph (Photographer unknown, Date unknown) SUPPOSED OLDEST VIEW OF MAIN AND EAST ELEVATIONS
17. Photocopy of photograph (Photographer unknown, Date unknown) VIEW OF MAIN AND WEST ELEVATIONS
18. Photocopy of print (Original in Smith's History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania) MAIN AND EAST ELEVATIONS
19. Photocopy of sketch (Published in 1843 in Sherman May's Collection of Pennsylvania, wrongly labeled as 'Richard Townsend's Original Dwelling') MAIN AND EAST ELEVATIONS
20. Photocopy of drawing (Original in collection of Price & Dickey, Architects) CONJECTURAL RESTORATION OF EAST ROOM, FIRST FLOOR


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