Friday, April 8, 2016

Walking the Dog (Weekend Reflections # 341)

Newtown, Pennsylvania

The stone building in the reflection looks pretty old, but I'm not sure how old. One thing for sure is it isn't as old as the white building on the left side of the reflection. 

This is what I found about the white building:

Built in 1686  "Originally a residence, then tavern with other uses. Oldest frame house still standing in Pennsylvania. Famous as the site of the 1778 Newtown Skirmish during which Loyalists killed 5 and captured 16 to acquire cloth being manufactured for use by Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Now a private residence."

Happy Reflecting !

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21 comments:

Eva Laub said...

But this is an especially beautiful reflection in the window.

Greetings Eva

Alexa said...

Imagine living in such an historic house. Probably not furnished with shag carpeting and butterfly chairs. :~}

Christine Wenger said...

Dear James, could you please remove my Linkin? It didn' work and I would like to try again. Thanks very much
Christine

Adrienne said...

This is 'quintessential' PA - Just love it. The stone - it takes me right "home" again! And I love stories like the one about the little white house. One of the reasons I love the north east - full of these historical gems! Have a great weekend!

jahreszeitenbriefe said...

Wow, I'm always surprised at these so very very clean an clear windows you find to take the pics of your reflections... Interisting building. Have a nice weekend - Ghislana

Fun60 said...

Lots of history reflected in that window but I don't think the dog is so impressed.

Andrea Priebe said...

It is hard to imagine a frame house lasting that long ... wonder what their secret is besides using good materials and applying great craftsmanship. Hmmm ... don't see much of that anymore :( I do love the brick building as well ... you seem to have an eye for historic settings, James ... thanks!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I would have guessed that the stone home was the oldest, and that the termites would have had their way with the frame house by now. Please forgive my poor reflections, as my (self-imposed) requirement was to limit my photo selections from my archives to the month of April, 2013.

Nora said...

I love the old white house, would love to see another shot of it reflecting! Great Reflection of the stone house, it does look old but beautiful.

jeannettestgermain said...

Who would have thought the unassuming white house played a role in history:) First impressions are not in all cases the best one. Have a great weekend, James!

Norma Ruttan said...

The red brick building is gorgeous. I've not been fortunate enough to visit places like the white building- so wonderful that it's not been torn down.

Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

You get such clear reflections.ps looks like the dog is getting down to business ..

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The reflection in the window is very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Tony McGurk said...

Incredible reflection James. At 1st I thought it was taken inside the building looking out through the window with just some slight reflections showing in the glass.

Linda said...

Wonderful old building! Reminds me of some in Virginia's old cities.

biebkriebels said...

Great reflection and what a history about the white house. Had no idea it was so old.

Dina said...

That is really old! and beautiful too.
If not for the sign in mirror image I'd never think this was a reflection. Thanks James.

NatureFootstep said...

this reflection looks very real. Interesting.

Thanks for hosting :)

marshaleith said...

cool reflection and interesting story.

edenhills said...

Great image. Love the history!