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Gilpin Homestead

  • Also Known As: General Howe's Headquarters

  • Address: Harvey Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1754/00/00 Original portions of Gilpin Homestead is built for George Gilpin, two basement rooms, two first-floor rooms, two bedrooms and the attic remain.
1775/07/31 Marquis de Lafayette American Commander Lafayette is carried to the Gideon Gilpin House for medical care.
1777/09/11 James Craik Doctor Lafayette is placed under the care of Dr James Craik. Battle of Brandywine
1777/09/11 Col Henry Maynadier Patriot Surgeon's Mate At the Battle of Brandywine, Colonel Maynadier, surgeon's mate in the Continental Army, extracts a bullet from the leg of the Marquis de Lafayette. Battle of Brandywine
1777/09/11 Sir William Howe British Commander Howe's headquarters from late afternoon of September 11, until the morning of 16 September 1777. Battle of Brandywine
1777/09/12 Dr Benjamin Rush Surgeon Dr Rush arrives at Gilpin Homestead at the request of General Howe to treat American wounded. Battle of Brandywine
1811/00/00 First stone addition, middle of the house, is built c 1811 and a second stone addition is added by 1859.
1825/07/26 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor From Chester, Penn, Lafayette arrives at Chadds Ford where he visits with the sick and aged Gideon Gilpin and shows his son and companions the Brandywine Battlefield. Lafayette spends the night in West Chester. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America

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Particulars for Gilpin Homestead:
Historic Use Animal facility
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000700
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1750-1799, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1754, c 1811, 1884
Associated People: Howe,Gen. Sir William
Historic Function: Domestic, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Animal facility, Secondary structure, Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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