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David Pollins Farm, “Sewickley Manor”

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1790s; 1849 barn; 1852 house; 1880s. 272 Pollins Rd., 2 miles southwest of Pleasant Unity

Seven generations of the Pollins family have worked this 192-acre farm, among the most beautiful in western Pennsylvania, which has buildings dating from the late 1700s to the 1880s. The handsome red brick Greek Revival house sits on a shelf of land sheltered on the northwest by the crest of a hill and overlooks a rural vista to the southeast. The large, white frame posted forebay Pennsylvania barn is of timber-frame construction with an unusual triple-braced center post. Turned walnut posts supporting the forebay are unique to this barn. A remarkable number of intact outbuildings remain, including a smokehouse from the 1790s, springhouse (1820s–1850s), chicken coop, machinery shed, wagon shed, utility shed, pig pen, sheep barn (all 1880s), and tenant house (c. 1900).

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "David Pollins Farm, “Sewickley Manor”", [Greensburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-WE33.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 230-230.

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