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By Robyn Young, November 10, 2018
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Pennsylvania (Chester County), Chadds Ford — Isaac & Dinah Mendenhall(1806-82) / (1807-89)
Quaker abolitionists, the Mendenhalls harbored freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad in their nearby home, Oakdale. Originally members of Old Kennett Meeting, which became divided on the issue of slavery, they helped found Longwood Progressive . . . — Map (db m126195) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum

In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; . . . — Map (db m107783) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Gradient (River Walk), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum

In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; . . . — Map (db m107790) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Helen, 1989André Harvey (b. 1941) — Bronze

In this life-size sculpture, André Harvey captured the form and personality of a particular pig that he encountered in rural Pennsylvania. After modeling her in clay, Harvey created a small bronze sculpture of the pig, The Portrait . . . — Map (db m107786) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Miss Gratz, 1984J. Clayton Bright (b. 1946) — Bronze

Born in Philadelphia, J. Clayton Bright began sculpting in the late 1970s. With the guidance of sculptor Eric Parks, he learned the process of cast sculpture using the lost wax technique. In 1984, the artist was commissioned by Mrs. Miles . . . — Map (db m107794) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — R. B. Monument, 2004Dan Ostermiller (b. 1956) — Bronze

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dan Ostermiller focuses exclusively on animal forms, creating large-scale sculptures in bronze. The son of a taxidermist, the artist closely studied anatomy, and in his sculptures emphasizes the attributes of each . . . — Map (db m107826) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — 1704 HouseColonial home of William Brinton — National Register of Historic Places
1704 House Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the History of the United . . . — Map (db m126626) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Andrew Wyeth Studio

This repurposed late nineteenth-century schoolhouse served as Andrew Wyeth's studio from 1940 to 2008. Wyeth, one of America's best-known twentieth-century artists, created thousands of paintings and drawings here, inspired by the people, . . . — Map (db m107777) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Barns-Brinton House1714 — National Register of Historic Places
Barns-Brinton House 1714 National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m94993) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Battle of Brandywine
On Sept. 11, 1777, an American force of about 11,000 men, commanded by Washington, attempted to halt a British advance into Pennsylvania. The Americans were defeated near Chadds Ford on Brandywine Creek by approximately 18,000 British and Hessian . . . — Map (db m8277) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Battle of Brandywine
The center of the American line, Wayne commanding, was near Chadds Ford and faced west. In late afternoon as Cornwallis was making the main assault on the American right wing, 3 miles north, Knyphausen's division of British and Hessians crossed . . . — Map (db m8279) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Casimir Pulaski
Polish volunteer, commanded cavalry detachment helping to cover Washington's retreat from Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777. As brigadier general, served Sept. 1777 - March 1778 as first overall commander of the Continental Army's cavalry. He was mortally . . . — Map (db m8278) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Christian C. Sanderson1882-1966
More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the . . . — Map (db m13801) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Gideon Gilpin House
At the time of the battle [of Brandywine], Gideon Gilpin, a Quaker farmer, lived here with his wife and six children. Gideon Gilpin owned 130 acres of farm land. After the battle, foraging soldiers plundered the property. The claim of losses filed . . . — Map (db m13786) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — In Memory of Those Who Served in the Armed Forces
Map (db m73824) WM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — John Chad's Housec. 1725 — National Register of Historic Places
JOHN CHAD’S HOUSE Proctor’s American Artillery Occupied Several Redoubts Near This House at the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777 — Map (db m50112) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Kuerner Farm

has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

This farmstead and its adjacent fields served as both subject and setting . . . — Map (db m107795) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — Lafayette’s Headquarters
Sept. 10th and 11th 1777 -------------------- Delaware County Historical Society Sept. 10th 1910 — Map (db m31666) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — N.C. Wyeth House and Studio

has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

World renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth purchased this property in 1911. . . . — Map (db m107772) HM

Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — PennsylvaniaThe Keystone State
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of The United States — Map (db m50188) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — The Barnes-Brinton House
Welcome to the Barnes-Brinton House, built in 1714 by William Barnes for use as a tavern and private home. The Chadds Ford Historical Society purchased this handsome brick building in 1969, and has authentically restored it and furnished it as a . . . — Map (db m13802) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — The Chads Springhouse
The Chads' Springhouse predates the home of John Chads across the street. It was built to be both a springhouse and a residence with a corner fireplace in the living area and a sleeping loft above. It was probably built by John Wyeth Jr., the . . . — Map (db m73827) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — The John Chads House
WELCOME to the 1725 John Chads House, the home of the ferryman and farmer for whom Chadds Ford was named. In 1968 Chadds Ford Historical Society purchased this charming bluestone building and has authentically restored it. Having fallen heir . . . — Map (db m73869) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — The National Arborist Association
and the International Society of Arboriculture jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here at the time of the signing of our Constitution. — Map (db m8280) HM
Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford — To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country
This Flagpole is Gratefully Dedicated by The Color Guard Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 1988 — Map (db m73825) WM

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