Explore interesting sights in West Chester, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in West Chester, United States.List of cities in United States Sightseeing Tours in West Chester
1. Lincoln Building
William Everhart Buildings, also known as the Everhart-Lincoln Building, is a historic commercial building located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built by Congressman William Everhart (1785-1868) about 1833, and is a three-story, three bay, rectangular brick building in the Federal style. It measures 40 feet long and between 20 and 25 feet wide. The front facade features a hipped roof second story wrought iron porch added in 1868. The building housed a number of printing concerns, most notably newspapers. It was the printing house where Abraham Lincoln's first biography was published on February 11, 1860, as an article in the Chester County Times.
2. Farmers and Mechanics Building
The Farmers and Mechanics Building is a historic "skyscraper" located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was completed in 1908 and is a six-story skyscraper building, with a basement and penthouse in the Classical Revival style. The top floor once featured a Roof Garden. The exterior is faced in Indiana limestone and yellow hard face brick, with terra cotta decorative details. In 1918 when the Boy Scouts were founded in Chester County the Farmers and Mechanics Building became their headquarters.
3. Joseph T. Rothrock Historical Marker
Joseph Trimble Rothrock was an American environmentalist, recognized as the "Father of Forestry" in Pennsylvania. In 1895, Rothrock was appointed the first forestry commissioner to lead the newly formed Division of Forestry in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Two of his major accomplishments as commissioner were his land acquisition program and the creation of a forest academy to train foresters for state service.
4. Butler House
Butler House is a historic home located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1845, and is a 2+1⁄2-story brick dwelling in the Federal style. It has a rear ell with porch. The house has been renovated into apartments. It was the home of Congressman Thomas S. Butler (1855–1928), father of U. S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler (1881–1940). Maj. Gen. Butler grew up in the house.
5. Chester County Courthouse
The Chester County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building located in the county seat of West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1846 at a cost of $55,346 and was designed by Thomas U. Walter. Walter also designed the dome of the United States Capitol. An addition, designed by T. Roney Williamson and constructed from Indiana Limestone, was added in 1893. Another addition was added in 1966.
6. Great Minquas Path historical marker
Great Minquas Path was a 17th-century trade route that ran through southeastern Pennsylvania from the Susquehanna River, near Conestoga, to the Schuylkill River, opposite Philadelphia. The 80-mile (130 km) east-west trail was the primary route for fur trading with the Minquas people. Dutch, Swedish and English settlers fought one another for control of it.
7. Buckwalter Building
Buckwalter Building is a historic commercial building located in West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1893, and is a 3 1/2-story, three bay, brick building in an eclectic Romantic Medieval / Late Gothic Revival style.
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