This house is from 1717. It was once the plantation house for one of the original eleven tracts of land drawn-up by William Penn in Roxborough (334 acres). It is the oldest house on Ridge Road (which runs from Philadelphia to Reading) and was witness to the Revolution.

An Old Historic Philadelphia Home

Expensively built by the early Palatine Germans, this room of the 1717 house has floor-to-ceiling stone, large hand-hewn oak beams and a dutch door.

Part of an Historic Philadelphia House

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