Building on the work done in the past decade, the Board of Supervisors is considering options for the Barnard House property at 650 S. Wawaset Road. At their regular meeting on June 24 and their work session on June 18, the Board of Supervisors reviewed these renderings of a potential new Township Building to be located on the property:
View the presentation boards from the October 23, 2018 Work Session on Facilities Improvement Options:
The boards are available for review at the Township Office, 740 Denton Hollow Road, during normal business hours (9-12, Monday to Friday).
The boards can also be viewed outside of normal business hours. Please call 610-793-2151 to set up an appointment
The Barnard House Steering Committee was disbanded in December, 2015. Following is information on the Committee’s work:
Read the Report on the initiative to convert the historic property to a Township campus.
Georgia Brutscher, Chair
Marlene Drewes, KURC
Rusty Jones, KURC
Karen Marshall, Chester County
John O’Neal, KURC
Barnard House: Renovate and Repurpose
In October 2008, the Township took possession of 68 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lenape-Unionville and S. Wawaset Roads. This land was transferred from Chester County to Pocopson at no cost to the Township. The transaction included the Eusebius Barnard House, an early 1800s stone house and a stop on the Underground Railroad which is located opposite the Pocopson Home. This historic stone house will eventually be renovated and repurposed to house the Township’s administrative offices and public meeting space and as a home for the Kennett Underground Railroad Museum. Pocopson Township has received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for external site improvements to create Wawaset Road Park on the land surrounding the Barnard House. This facility will include walking trails, a recycling center, and expanded parking for passive recreational activities.