I’ve blogged about this before, but just have to say — I keep getting more patriot homes in PA every week. I try to record all the homes by county and do further research to be sure that the home is one that was built and/or lived in by a patriot.
I will be speaking to the Regents’ Club of Central Pennsylvania soon about the homes in this region and to promote the Harrisburg Chapter book “Revolutionary War Patriot Historic Houses in Dauphin County Pennsylvania”. It is such a beautiful book and well worth the price, especially if you are interested in local history. The ladies did a wonderful job of identifying and documenting 60 homes in their book.
I started collecting homes from other counties while I was the NSDAR State Chairman for Historic Preservation. I have located, with the help of daughters around Pennsylvania, 41 additional homes. If you find any that you would like to preserve with the NSDAR, feel free to email me at my website with information about where the home is located and who is the patriot associated with the home, I will do the rest of the work. A photo of the property would be appreciated.
I began my preservation career as the first Chairman in the State of Pennsylvania for the historic preservation committee in NSDAR and in the first year we had the first ever Historic Preservation Project Contest National, Regional and State winner.
Our local DAR chapter began our own project of documenting homes that were originally occupied by a Revolutionary War patriot, that are still in existence. We were documenting ownership, photographing the property and making a list of these homes. We hope the entire State will join our efforts and send information on their local patriot homes.
We have not had any additions to our local list, but as I travel around the State, ladies are occasionally giving me leads of homes to be recorded. We are making these records so that these homes are not destroyed by people who are not aware of the history behind the home. We hope that making more people aware of the existence of these homes will also give the present owners a sense of responsibility to maintain these historic buildings.
Do you know the history of your home? Do you know how to go about finding out the history. I can help you research your home, just contact me for a quote.