Saturday, November 24, 2012

Historical News and Notes: Graeme Park for Sale

The following announcement appeared in the November 24, 1919 Evening Public Ledger

GRAEME PARK FARM of 191 acres, in Horsham township, Montgomery county, 18 miles from Philadelphia, containing Keith mansion, built 1722 with wainscoted walls and open fireplaces; large farmhouse; also tenant house, 2 large barns and other buildings all of stone; 47 acres timber land; stream.
M.B. PENROSE Hatboro R.F.D. Pa

The seller of the property would have been Morris Penrose, who in 1920, sold Graeme Park to Welsh Strawbridge.

The Library of Congress has made historic newspapers, dating from 1836-1922, available in their Chronicling America Series. Papers are easily searchable by keywords and location.

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