Joseph Dorsey House

Coordinates: 40°1′14″N 79°55′24″W / 40.02056°N 79.92333°W / 40.02056; -79.92333
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Joseph Dorsey House
Joseph Dorsey House in April 1963
Joseph Dorsey House is located in Pennsylvania
Joseph Dorsey House
Joseph Dorsey House is located in the United States
Joseph Dorsey House
Location113 Cherry Ave., West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°1′14″N 79°55′24″W / 40.02056°N 79.92333°W / 40.02056; -79.92333
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectDorsey, Joseph
Architectural styleGeorgian
NRHP reference No.74001814[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 1974

Joseph Dorsey House was a historic building in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania. It is designated as a historic residential landmark/farmstead by the Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation.[2]

The namesake Joseph Dorsey, a Maryland native, built the stone house c. 1787 on a large estate of 1,280 acres (5.2 km2).[3][2]

The house no longer stands, having been destroyed by a 1993 fire.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Dorsey House". Landmark Registry - Residential Landmark/Farmstead. Washington County History & Landmarks Foundation. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  3. ^ Warfield, Joshua Dorsey (1905). The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland: A genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records. Kohn & Pollock. p. 484.

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