1683 Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, 15 Race St. Upland, Pa
Caleb Pusey House, Race St. Upland, Pa.
Built in 1683 and occupied by Caleb Pusey, this is the only building still standing which can claim documented association with the Proprietor, William Penn, and which he is known to have visited on several occasions. This unique English Vernacular house stands beside Race Street, the small road once paralleling the millrace that brought water from Chester Creek to power the mills.
"Landingford" was the name Pusey gave to the 100 - acre plantation adjoining the mill site which Penn had deeded to him and which he cultivated to raise food for his large family.
Pusey had come to Pennsylvania in 1682 to serve Penn as manager and agent for the Chester Mills, the first official Proprietary saw and grist mill to be established by Penn in the colony.
The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House, Inc. was organized in 1960 to undertake restoration of the house and property, which by then had deteriorated to the point of imminent collapse. The group secured the support of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in the project and matching funds from the Commonwealth. Today this organization continues to maintain the House, which is authentically furnished with pieces from the early colonial period and is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
There are two other buildings on the property available for tours, the Crozer School House Museum and the Pennock Log House, which also contain many authentic artifacts and furnishings.
Open to Public:
May thru October
Saturday and Sunday
1:00PM to 4:00PM
visits by appointment or group visits available
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or phone 610-874-5665
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Caleb Pusey House, Race St. Upland, Pa, late 1800's
Directions: From I-95 North - Use exit #5 (Kerlin Street exit), turning left on to Kerlin Street. Continue to the next traffic light (a 'T' intersection at Upland Avenue) turn left and follow Upland Avenue to 6th Street. Look for the Pusey Plantation signs. Turn right on 6th Street to the next traffic light at Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street, it will narrow and bend to the right. Follow it to the end and it will lead into Race Street and to the Caleb Pusey House 1/4 mile on the right.
Directions: From I-476 or I-95 South - Use I-95 south exit #6 (Widener University exit). Follow signs to Crozer-Chester Medical Center which is located on Upland Avenue. Follow Upland Avenue to 6th Street. Look for the Pusey Plantation signs. Turn right on 6th Street to the next traffic light at Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street, it will narrow and bend to the right. Follow it to the end and it will lead into Race Street and to the Caleb Pusey House 1/4 mile on the right.