WPA Architectural Models : Recreations of Historical and Significant Places
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Daniel Boone's Home
Daniel Boone's Home
Title located on the front of the base.

The Daniel Boone Home is located in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. It was built on rich Pennsylvania farmland in 1735. This land served as the place where Daniel Boone was born and as the place he spend his youth until he was a teenager. The basement of the house is the only remaining structure of the cabin in which he was originally born in. Throughout the years, after Boone's death in 1820, the house was passed down through relatives and sold to several other farmers who made changes and extensions to the house. It was not until in 1937 when it was sold to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be preserved and restored. Today, the house and barn are fully restored with their extensions still included. The WPA model of Daniel Boone's Home is what the original house looked like before an extension was made to the right side of the building. This change is still noticeable today by the change in brick color between the two halves. In 1972, the home was added to the National Register of Historical Places as the birthplace of one of the most well-known American Frontiersman.
[Jackie Miller, MU]

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Ceramic, Metal
H-6 W-5 L-5.5 inches
By WPA PA probably in 1930s. Set was in the education museum of M.S.T.C., probably on the Campus Elementary School which is now called the Retan Center, until transferred to Warren L. MIller Elementary School after it was built in 1972. Most recent location was in WLM school library.
Warren L. Miller Elementary School
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