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Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brandywine Mansion

Lukens Historic District

 
 
Brandywine Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
1. Brandywine Mansion Marker
Inscription. The small house known as Brandywine Mansion is the oldest structure in the Lukens National Historic District. The original east section, closer to the road, dates back to the mid 1700s and the larger west section was added around 1788, shortly after the property was sold the Moses Coates. It is believed that President George Washington stopped at Brandywine Mansion in 1794 en route to Philadelphia after quelling the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania. Moses Coates sold the house and 110.5 acres to Jesse Kersey and ironmaster Isaac Pennock in 1810. Mr. Pennock converted the farms sawmill into a rolling mill and his business, Brandywine Iron Works & Nail Factory, was the beginning of Lukens Steel Company. Mr. Pennock’s daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Dr. Charles Lukens, moved to Brandywine Mansion in 1816. Together they began restructuring the mill to role plate iron by 1818. After Charles Lukens’ death in 1825, Rebecca assumed management of the mill; thus she is credited as being America's first and most prominent female industrialist. She continued to live in Brandywine Mansion until her death in 1854.
 
Erected by The Graystone Society.
 
Location. 39° 58.852′ N, 75° 49.305′ W. Marker is in Coatesville
The Mansion Today image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
2. The Mansion Today
, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Avenue and West Maple Street, on the right on South 1st Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is in the yard through the black iron gate, the gate is usually unlocked in the daytime. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Terracina (within shouting distance of this marker); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Lukens Huston House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (about 300 feet away); The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s (about 400 feet away); Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Graystone Society - A Lukens Steel organization. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
Dr. Charles & Rebeca Lukens image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
3. Dr. Charles & Rebeca Lukens

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The Mansion [a close up image from the marker] image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
4. The Mansion [a close up image from the marker]
Related Marker inside the fence line South of the gate image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, October 17, 2011
5. Related Marker inside the fence line South of the gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on December 31, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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