The Peirce - du Pont House

The Peirce - du Pont House (HM1MW3)

Location: Kennett Square, PA 19348 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.407', W 75° 40.455'

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Longwood Heritage Exhibit

The Peirce-du Pont House takes its name from the two families who lived here for a combined total of over 200 years. When Pierre S. du Pont acquired Longwood from the Peirce family in 1906, his purchase included their early 18th century farmhouse (the porch section of the house to your right). He built an L-shaped addition onto the original Peirce farmhouse in 1914, doubling the size of the home. Connecting the old and new wings was Longwood's first conservatory, which was luxuriously planted with exotic folliage and designed as an enclosed garden living room. We invite you to enter Mr. du Pont's house and explore Longwood's beauty and history. Mr. du Pont's successful experience with this unique greenhouse inspired him to construct the much grander Conservatory complex. Architect's rendering of the addition to the Peirce du Pont House, c. 1913. Members of the Peirce family pose outside of their farmhouse in 1884. This photograph was taken on the south-side of their home, around the corner of the house to your right. A photograph of Peirce's Park from 1884, the arboretum that inspired Mr. du Pont to purchase this land. This magnificent and historic arboretum is located directly behind this house.
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HM NumberHM1MW3
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Placed ByLongwood Gardens
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Date Added Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442339 N 4413929
Decimal Degrees39.87345000, -75.67425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.407', W 75° 40.455'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 24.42" N, 75° 40' 27.3" W
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Area Code(s)302, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 335 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square PA 19348, US
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