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Historical Photo: House in the Trees

What can you tell us about this historical photo?

Springfield Patch wants to see how well you know your town history.

Each week we will feature a local historical photo from the archives of the and ask readers to guess what is pictured, the date the photo was taken and/or what is located there today.

What can you tell us about this historical photo?

What is it? What's at this location today?

What was located around this historical place?

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john August 23, 2011 at 04:49 PM
WAS THAT CHARLIE SEXTON'S OLD HOME THAT HE SOLD FOR THE NEW DEVEL OFF OF ROLLING ROAD
Michael Gaskins August 29, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Answer: Built on a land grant from William Penn by the youngest son of David Ogden in the 1740s, this stone home retained many of its original details. The house was known as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The first president of Swarthmore College, Edward Parrish, rented the home between 1860 and 1870. Specimen plantings on the property have been attributed to the famous botanist John Bartram. (Springfield Historical Society).
Barb May 03, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Question: Where - or what road is it located on....in Delaware County.
Leslie Truluck May 03, 2012 at 07:17 PM
That's a good question for the curator. I'll see what I can find out.

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