Quaker Plan House

This is a private home, so please do not pull up to the house or disturb the residents.

On the right, back a lane, is a house built around 1828 according to the Quaker Plan, as recommended by William Penn for the Quakers who settled Philadelphia in the 1680s. It has three rooms per floor and an asymmetrical facade.

The front door opens into a “hall” with fireplace, cabinets, and a corner stairway on the right wall, and a back door opposite the front door. On the left is the central supporting wall, with the two doorways into two rooms with shared corner fireplaces. The second floor has the same plan. Many of these Quaker Plan houses survive in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania.

The latest renovation to this house was in 2019. This property has been owned since 1811 by Quaker families named Haworth, Dillon, Smith, Hoskins, Hiatt, and currently Pickard.

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1129 Hoskins Road, Wilmington, OH 45177 ~ Pull into the back lane road and look down the driveway at the old farmstead. Once you have had a look, turn around and retrace your path, left onto Hoskins Road back out to where you entered, to return to Route 134