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Woodville Plantation (John and Presley Neville House)
This National Historic Landmark at the edge of Chartiers Creek is a mecca for student fieldtrips because it illustrates well the radically different way the region might have turned out had it not industrialized so soon after this house was built. When General John Neville built his log house (now the kitchen) on his 7,000-acre land grant, he registered the plantation as part of Virginia, since he refused to recognize Pennsylvania's claim to these lands.
This plantation aspired to be Mount Vernon, especially as its living room, entrance hall, parlors, and bedrooms were added to the kitchen nucleus. This was to be expected, perhaps, for John Neville was a blood
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