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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 thehearth 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).

springhouseDuring 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!

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Comments (6)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the real estate information.

Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise.

Wishing you continued success. bill

Apr 07, 2022 06:09 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Bill, thanks for the message!

Apr 07, 2022 06:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is very cool Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA .  There was a lot of stone and cement work here in Minot in the past BUT it is not a good construction mix in a climate that has such huge swings of hot and cold. These two materials expand and contract at different rates and it calls for a lot of maintenance. One can see that in your picture when looking at the stone fence.

Apr 07, 2022 06:09 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Bob-The top five feet or so of the fence was added about 80 years ago, so is more of a patchwork addition when the road was widened.

Apr 07, 2022 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carolyn, this is a stunning-looking home, and congratulations!  

Apr 07, 2022 07:35 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Joan-Historic and unique for sure! Thanks!

Apr 07, 2022 10:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hello Carolyn,

Congratulations on your recent sale.  We are delighted for you and wish you many more. A

Apr 07, 2022 07:46 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks for the well wishes, A!

Apr 07, 2022 10:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA in the town next to mine there are several home built in the 1700's and 1800's.  They are  special homes, but are normally purchased by unique Buyers.  Congratulations on the sale.

Apr 07, 2022 11:53 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

George, Each of these buyers has their own unique story, that's for sure!

Apr 07, 2022 01:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's wonderful that the home has stood all these years, and provides so much history.

Apr 07, 2022 07:56 PM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

It's a real survivor!

Apr 08, 2022 05:21 AM