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Brooke Manor House, Furnace Street, Birdsboro, Berks County, PA

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Summary

Significance: "Brooke Manor" was the home for over one hundred years of a well-known iron-making family and was typical of manor houses that are now rapidly disappearing. The Brooke family owned Birdsboro, Hibernie, and Hopewell furnaces.
Survey number: HABS PA-1075
Building/structure dates: ca. 1840 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1865 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1880 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1961 Demolished

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Date

1933 - 1970
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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Brooke, George
Brooke, Edward
Furness, Frank
Souder, Norman M, historian
Marshall, Cornelia Brooke, historian
Souder, Norman M, delineator
Milner, John, delineator
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Location

Birdsboro (Pa.)40.26615, -75.80829
Google Map of 40.266146, -75.808289
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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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