William Brinton 1704 House

The William Brinton 1704 House is located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania just south of West Chester, Pennsylvania.


The William Brinton 1704 House was built in 1704 by William Brinton, Jr. (also known as "William the Younger" or "William the Builder"). In 1881, a serpentine wing was added to the home. In the 1950s, architect G. Edwin Brumbaugh restored the building to its original form by removing the 1881 wing.

The William Brinton 1704 House has the added distinction of being one of the 14 houses standing during the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.

In 1968, the William Brinton 1704 House and Historic Site was designated as a National Historic Landmark.


The twenty-two inch (56 cm) walls of this home are formed of stone from a nearby quarry. There is a steep roof and pent eaves are in place over the first floor windows on the north and south sides of the house. The home also boasts 27 windows of leaded sash. Most of the original flooring is still in use.

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