Meadowbrook Mansion

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One of York County’s most elegant mansions, the "Meadowbrook" was built as a series of additions. The original building was constructed in the early 19th Century, with an expansion in 1840. Some local historians believe that the Confederate Army camped on the mansion’s front lawn in 1863. In 1901, much of the appearance was updated by two architects who had previously worked for J.A. Dempwolf. Architecturally, the stately structure incorporates the Neoclassical Revival movement prevalent at the turn of the century. Note the triple colossal columns supporting either side of the main entrance—this is a fairly unique feature. The full-height entry porch with full-width lower porch, including side porch, are Neoclassical, though the pitched roof and pedimented dormers recall Colonial Revival. The West addition (right side of image) features a gambrel roof.

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