Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Philadelphia

Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

By Deb R. Brimer | June 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

Camp Woods Estate is surrounded by rich American history. Located in Ambler, Pennsylvania, the estate took its name from the adjacent 36-acre Camp Woods Land Preserve where General George Washington and his troops spent the fall of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. And the birthplace of America in Philadelphia’s Center City is only 16 miles […]

Read More

One of Philly’s Oldest Homes, Just Blocks from the Liberty Bell

By Deb R. Brimer | April 28, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Declaration of Independence was decades in the future when this landmark Philadelphia home was built. Located at No. 139 Elfreth’s Alley – the oldest continuously occupied residential street in America – this well-preserved treasure is the first house on the city’s most historic block. Though most sources claim the home is circa 1703, Elfreth’s […]

Read More

Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Abode Home to Nation’s First National Anthem

By Bethany Erickson | November 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Abode Home to Nation’s First National Anthem

When Philadelphia lawyer Joseph Hopkinson and his wife Emily settled into their home on Spruce Street in 1794, the country was still in its infancy. Construction on the home itself had been completed just three years prior, by cabinet maker Jesse Williams. Hopkinson saw the country grow from a collection of colonies that banded together […]

Read More