Chadds Ford in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The John Chads House
Having fallen heir to his fatherís five hundred acre “plantation” along the Brandywine, John Chads was already a man of some importance when he had a house built on the banks of the creek. The houseís style and appointments suggest moderate wealth; itís simplicity reflects Chadsí Quaker heritage.
In 1729, Chads took Elizabeth Richardson as his bride and this became their home. By 1736 Chads had successfully petitioned for a license to operate a tavern and, about the same time, began a ferrying service.
Today the houseís pleasing proportions with continuous cornice, and its original oak floors, paneling, and woodwork make it a fine example of early 18th century Pennsylvania architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the John Chads House is the anchor In the Chadds Ford Village Historic District. The Chads House is also a contributing element of the Brandywine Battlefield National Historic Landmark.
The John Chads House is open weekends May 7 through September 4, 1 to 5 p.m. Group Tours are available throughout the year by appointment.
Location. 39° 52.483′ N, 75° 35.483′ W. Marker is in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on 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. A different marker also named John Chads House (a few steps from this marker); The Chads Springhouse (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 0.2 miles 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 •
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