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 to your right is believed to have been damaged by General Knyphausen's artillery fire during the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777.
As you walk around the Springhouse you will see
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Chads 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. 0.3 miles away); 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.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 10 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.