A 19th-century Witch’s Cap in West Whiteland Township, once a fancy top for a farming silo, was discovered about two decades ago when Toll Brothers started construction on a property near Exton Square Mall, writes J.F. Pirro for Main Line Today.
The highly decorative cedar shake structure was slated to be used as a repurposed structure in Exton Park. However, the project was deemed too costly at the time. Since then, the structure has been sitting on a West Whiteland Township public works property close to the Church Farm School, covered in a shredded boat tarp.
“When that property sells, possibly the cap will be bulldozed or whatever,” said Julie Bauer, chair of the township’s historical commission. “It’d be a shame.”
Bauer has tried to find somebody who would be willing to acquire the cap that could serve as a nice roof for a park’s gazebo. But while she has found plenty of people who volunteered their time and resources, the potential future owner of the cap has not yet been found. So, for now, the Witch’s Cap has to remain in its current location.
“It’s sad to see it sitting out there,” said Bauer.
Read more about the Witch’s Cap in Main Line Today.