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121 Yardley Avenue - Fallsington Historic District - Fallsington, PA
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N 40° 11.295 W 074° 49.134
18T E 515416 N 4448667
Quick Description: This very attractive Federal home is one of three, at the end of the historic district. It has unusual dueling chimneys on either end & a simple portico held up by two, thin, wood-turned "spindles" out front. Early to mid 19th century construction.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2009 10:01:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM73X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

This is one of three Federal home in a row, this being the first. It is similar in construction and appearance to the other three Federal homes in a row, about 1 block south of here. Out front are 5-foot high rectangular-prism shaped brick pillars, spaced about 3 or so feet apart, holding in places a very interesting metal fence. Made of brick with a wooden frame, it is now covered with siding. What is most interesting is while these three homes have a very brief narrative as contributing structures on the nomination form page, there is no mention of them on the Historic Fallsington web page.

About the Historic District

Fallsington is an authentic 300-year-old Quaker settlement. This village pre-dates other Friends historic districts by at least 50 years. Little known, and underrepresented in history books, it is one of the best existing examples of authentic pre-colonial life in America. There is a decent history of this village found in a nice book called The Buried Past: an Archaeological History of Philadelphia By John L. Cotter, Daniel G. Roberts, Michael Parrington. It can be found on Google Books which can be found SOURCE HERE (page 363-367). One last interesting note, looking at Google Earth, it is clear to see this village, via Main Street, was at one time connected to the Lincoln Highway.

District Nomination Form Narrative
In 1971, the Village of Fallsington was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. This nationally-registered historic district takes its name from nearby "Falls of the Delaware." Immediately surrounding the historic district is a neighborhood of residences of various ages, circa 1700's to 1990's. This early to mid 19th century home is one of thirty structures which make up the historic district and fairly representative of a group of homes lining this same side of the street. The following limited text is excerpted from the original district nomination form submitted to the Department of Interior in 1971.

Three Federalstyle houses in a row, 121, 127, 133 on Yardley Road.

121 Yardley Avenue
Fallsington, PA 19054

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Fallsington Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

121 Yardley Avenue Fallsington, PA 19054

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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