1821 - Three Story Manor House is Built

The stately three story manor house is built. The original builders are not known but Arnold Bartschi had this to say of the gentleman who may have funded the construction:

“I’m the third owner of this property. This land was part of the 5,000 acre Pickering Grant. The first owner, an englishman, got the grant from the king and tried to exploit the land for mining iron, graphite, and lead. He went back to England, did something crooked, and they hung him.”

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer