West Chester

The area was originally known as Turk's Head—after the inn of the same name located in what is now the center of the borough.[5] West Chester has been the seat of government in Chester County since 1786 when the seat was moved from nearby Chester in what is now Delaware County. The borough was incorporated in 1799.[6] In the heart of town is its courthouse, a classical revival building designed in the 1840s by Thomas U. Walter, one of the architects for the Capitol in Washington, D.C.[7] In the 18th century West Chester was a center of clockmaking. In the late 19th century the Hoopes, Bro. and Darlington company became a major wheelworks, first for wagons and later automobiles.[8][9] In the early 20th century, an important industry was the Sharples cream separator company.[10] In the late 20th century, Commodore International, one of the pioneers of home computers, giving its headquarters as West Chester, was located approximately a mile northeast of the borough.[citation needed]

The West Chester Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Other listed buildings are the Bank of Chester CountyBuckwalter BuildingButler HouseChester County CourthouseWilliam Everhart BuildingsFarmers and Mechanics BuildingFirst Presbyterian Church of West ChesterNew Century ClubhouseJoseph Rothrock HouseSharples HomesteadSharples Separator WorksWarner TheaterWest Chester Boarding School for Boys, and the components of the West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District.[11]

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