Monthly Archives: September 2016

32 and 36 N. Third Street, Easton PA

No. 32 (brownstone building to the left in the photo) was the Hohl House, but currently is divided into apartments and a retail store.  The 3 1/2 story Second Empire style brownstone showcases the typical Mansard roof and a decorative cornice.   George Hohl, … Continue reading

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20 No. 3rd Street: former Dr. Innes House (Easton, PA downtown historic district)

Currently the home of Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House, the Gothic/Jacobian Style house once had an indoor conservatory.  The property was sold to Charles Innes in 1847, with “right to use the Southern Wall of the Stone Messuage” (a … Continue reading

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Northampton Street: the Sherer Building

Route 611 (Front Street) runs alongside a section of the Delaware River in Easton and intersects with Northampton Street, which extends across the Free Bridge into Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Everything in this part of the country deals with the Colonial … Continue reading

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Phillipsburg is located at the forks of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.  The Morris Canal started in Phillipsburg, and extended to Jersey City on the Hudson River. Not only was the river important to transportation and commerce, but the New … Continue reading

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Northampton Street Free Bridge

The first crossing of the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ was ferry in 1739, at the junction of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.  The ferry operated for 50 years until greater commerce and travel between the two … Continue reading

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Fighting a Revolution with a flintlock musket

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where the Continental Army wintered after the British invaded Philadelphia is now a National Park.  We spent several hours there on our way from Philadelphia to Easton.  (For a visit to the train station, Washington’s headquarters, and … Continue reading

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Stevens Kitchen on Farish Street

Number 604 N. Farish Street–like other locations in the district–has a storied past.  From 1947 until 1961, Shepherd’s Kitchenette was listed in Victor Greeen’s Travel Guide for the African American motorist as located at this address.  According to Flucker and … Continue reading

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“When did the focus change from the Farish Street Historic District?”

Rosalind McCoy Sibley asked that question, and it needs an answer (Farish Street-A Slightly Different Perspective, Jackson Advocate, 2015).  I do not have it, and apparently, neither does any one else who has followed the “miscalculated missteps” of the project, … Continue reading

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