Ashbridge Mansion

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[toggle title=”QUICK STATS. CLICK TO VIEW QUICK STATS ON THIS LOCATION”]Built: 1843
Abandoned: 1990s
Location: South East Pennsylvania
Status: Still Abandoned
Reason: Owner Died
Haunted: No

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This abandoned house is called the Richard Ashbridge Mansion. It was an old farm house built in 1843. The grandfather of of Richard, Thomas Ashbridge was the first European settler to find the land know as Exton today in the early 1700s. The Lenni-Lenape Indians were occupying the land at that time. The first cottage every built on the land in 1707 still stands today but is wrapped up. I was not able to gain entry into the mansion due to everything be closed up pretty good but this house deserved a tour due to it rich and deep history.


HERE ARE SOME PICTURES I TOOK WHILE THERE. CLICK ON THEM TO VIEW BIGGER

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5 thoughts on “Ashbridge Mansion

  1. Am wondering excatly where this is located. I am living in MO but am from Seattle WA. I know my grandfather was in WW1 and lived in Black Dinmond WA then Seattle.

  2. Steve- found an article from later in 2013. The roof has been covered in shrinkwrap to protect the inside of the house while a restoration committee decides how to proceed. Hope they save it!

  3. Richard Ashbridge would be mortified by the “mansion” description. He, as his forebearers, was a Quaker, not given to ostentation. Mansions were owned by the neuveau riche, on the Main Line. Whiteland was farm country.
    This house was part of a farm, on property purchased from Richard Thomas. The Thomas property was a royal land grant; they were the early settlers. The Ashbridges started out in Delaware County, moving to Whiteland, now Exton, many years later.
    This particular house is typical and not uncommon for the era. It was apartments in the 1960s.
    Looks like it should be pulled down.

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