You are here

David Pollins Farm, “Sewickley Manor”

-A A +A
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).

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "David Pollins Farm, “Sewickley Manor”", [Greensburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,