Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Chads Springhouse
Welcome to the Chads' Springhouse and home to Birmingham School No. 1.
The Springhouse was used as a tenant house. It also served as a school in the first half of the 19th century. Children sat on long benches behind narrow tables. They might have studied geography, mathematics, penmanship and land surveying, in addition to reading.
Of special architectural interest is the brick faced corner fireplace which would have originally had wooden breastwork with a mantelpiece and recessed niches similar to the two corner fireplaces in the John Chads House. All but one of the rafters supporting the loft floor are original.
The corner of the Springhouse
As you walk around the Springhouse you will see the door to the spring room which served as a refrigerator for Chads' family. Look for the storage niches in the north and east walls.
The Chads' Springhouse is open weekends May 25 through September 1, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m.
School and group tours are available through the year by appointment. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (610) 388-7376 or email email@example.com
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 39° 52.483′ N, 75° 35.5′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chadds Ford PA 19317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Chad's House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The John Chads House (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Brandywine (approx. ¼ mile away); R. B. Monument, 2004 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015 (approx. Miss Gratz, 1984 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Helen, 1989 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gradient (River Walk), 2015 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chadds Ford.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.