Graeme Park

Graeme Park

by Ethel Brennan, Lorett Treese
     
 

Graeme Park, near Horsham, Pennsylvania, is the only surviving residence of a colonial Pennsylvania governor. Sir William Keith had the house built in 1722 as a summer residence. The house was later owned by Dr. Thomas Graeme, a prominent citizen of Philadelphia, and then was passed down to his daughter, Elizabeth Ferguson, who was popular in literary circles and…  See more details below

Overview

Graeme Park, near Horsham, Pennsylvania, is the only surviving residence of a colonial Pennsylvania governor. Sir William Keith had the house built in 1722 as a summer residence. The house was later owned by Dr. Thomas Graeme, a prominent citizen of Philadelphia, and then was passed down to his daughter, Elizabeth Ferguson, who was popular in literary circles and hosted some of the earliest salons in America. The guidebook examines the house as High Georgian architecture and recounts the lives of the three main occupants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811727853
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Pennsylvania Trail of History Guides Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

Meet the Author

Lorett Treese is a historian and an archivist at the library at Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Kyle R. Weaver lives in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, and is the editor of the regional and travel line at Stackpole Books.

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