The historic Penny House on the old King's Highway in Wilmington, Delaware is now in the hands of a new owner.
This 1749 stone home was owned by the Penny brothers, who were cabinetmakers. It later became the home of Robert Shaw, a famous local artist. Then James Warner Bellah lived there (he wrote "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" which became a John Wayne movie).
During the Revolutionary War, troops passed this way going to and from Philadelphia. George Washington is said to have stopped at the spring for a cool drink of water. The present-day appraiser of the property called the springhouse "a shed with water problems." City Boy!
Bill, thanks for the message!