Five Springs
The Rhoads-Lorah Farmstead
(owned and restored by David & Liz Goldfarb)

Berks County, Pennsylvania

Listed in The National Register of Historic Places
March 29, 2007

Winter View
Known as "Five Springs" or "The Rhoads/Lorah Homestead" this historic ca. 1830 Pennsylvania German farmstead is located in the town of Yellow House in the Oley Valley. The wonderful limestone house has been remarkably preserved and restored. In front of the house is a springhouse over one of the springs. The grounds are comprised of eleven plus acres of gardens, huge specimen trees, rolling meadows and lawns. A summer kitchen over a springhouse was converted in the 1930's to a guesthouse overlooking two of the springs and the stream that feeds the pond. A large Pennsylvania stone ender bank barn and numerous outbuildings complete the farmstead which is walking distance from the historic Yellow House Inn.

The narrative from the National Register Form
for the Rhoads/Lorah House & Barn
in HTML Format
& Pictues.

National Register Registration Form
for the Rhoads-Lorah House & Barn

(PDF Format) posted by CRGIS
CRGIS provides public access toPennsylvania's
inventory of National Historic Landmarks and
National Register of Historic Places

The Historical Society of Berks County will hold its gala fund raiser at Five Springs Farm Saturday, June 28, 2008,
celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the ReadingRailroad Company.

For more information and reservations call go to the HSBC website calendar or call 610-375-4375.
Proceeds from this event will help fund the youth education and outreach programs provided by the Historical Society of Berks County.

Five Springs was on the Historical Society of Berks County 3 Centuries Tour on Oct. 6, 2007.

More Pictures


Photo Albums:

Interior views

The Springhouse

The Bank Barn



2010 Album

2008 Album

Fall 2004
Winter 2004/2005

CLick here for History of Five Springs

Listed in the National Register as the Rhoads-Lorah House & Barn Berks County Historic Site
Keeping Room
Interior views: Keeping Room
Front View (circa 1830 Georgian house built of local limestone, approached by several steps up to a small stone-floored landing.)
The Bank Barn
House & Guest house
House & Guest House (Twig 2004)
Five Springs - 1832 Old Swede Rd.
Road Sign
Herb Garden
Herb Garden