A Must-See Town: West Chester PA

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Marshall ceremonyLast night, Chester County PA brought the crowds out for the first Town Tour in 3 years. Traditionally opening the series in West Chester with remarks by local officials, this year's special guest was citizen-scientist and Ben Franklin friend, Humphry Marshall who is celebrating his 300th birthday this year. Poor guy had to stand to receive citations while all the officials sat on the platform. 

We had a choice of 7 possible tours and presenters who set us on our way on a beautiful evening in West Chester.  I chose to tour the northeast quadrant of town, which is loaded with Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Colonial Revival with beautiful grounds around all the houses.  I remember seeing the French chateau above several years ago while it was being restored by the last owner--the new people seem to be continuing the investment. 

A new one for me was the Friends Meeting House (Quaker) dating from 1810. Friends highceilingWhat an impressive interior with high ceilings and decorative chandeliers! We were told it initially was to have interior balconies (explaining the high ceilings) but they never got around to it.  Below you see the tour group outside the Hickman retirement community, a "Storybook" style house and below it the back yard with a chicken coop, and the Doric-columned porch of the Friends Meeting House.

Next Thursday night  the tour is in Kennett Square, another one of my favorite Chester County places.

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      Friends front      storybook chickens

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Comments (3)

Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That's sounds like a cool and fun event Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA thanks for sharing.

Jun 10, 2022 11:04 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks Jim! Lots of good exercise was involved too!

Jun 10, 2022 01:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's wonderful that West Chester has preserved and still has so many of its historic buildings, Carolyn.

Jun 10, 2022 11:48 PM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Myrl--We also saw a couple of new houses that carefully copied historic elements. Never would have guessed they were not 100 years old!

Jun 11, 2022 04:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jun 10, 2022 11:50 PM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks for the feature, Myrl!😀

Jun 11, 2022 04:03 AM