Monday, February 4, 2013

Historical News and Notes: Colonial Houses of Philadelphia

The following appeared in the Literary Notes section of the New York Tribune, on February 4, 1912

Colonial Houses of Philadelphia

The J.B. Lippincott Company, of Philadelphia, purposes to publish, in a limited edition, a work on "The Colonial Homes of Philadelphia and Its Neighborhood" by Harold Donaldson Eberlein and Horace Mather Lippincott. Among the various town houses to be treated will be the Morris, Powell, Wharton, Sergeant, Caspar Wistar, Bishop White, General Moylan, Blackwell and Bingham houses. Among the country seats, besides the more famous places like Cliveden, Laurel Hill, Stenton and The Woodlands, a number of the lesser known seats will be included, such as Wyck, Wakefield, Carlton, Spring Bank and Loudoun in the Germantown district; Hope Lodge and Highlands, in Whitemarsh; Whitby Hall, in West Philadelphia; Bolton Farm, Andalusia, Pen Rhyn and Graeme Park, in Bucks; The Grange, Pencoyd, Fatland, Mill Grove, Harriton and Moore Hall, in Montgomery, and Cedar Grove, Port Royal House and Chalkley Hall, in Frankford. Sufficient genealogical notes will be given to make clear the connection between the places and the several families through whose possession they have successively passed. While aiming primarily to picture historic houses and the social life of the period in which they were built, due emphasis will be laid on their association with local events of national import.

Despite their plans for a limited edition, the book has been reprinted and is still available for purchase.

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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