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Where in Marple Newtown: Guess the Landmark

Where in Marple Newtown would be able to see this building? Answer is revealed.

Where in Marple and Newtown townships can you see this type of stone and wooden building?

Give your best guess as to where this photo was taken in the comments.

Answer: The old stone barn of Robert Mendenhall located behind the Newtown Grill off of S. Newtown Street Road. According to the Newtown Grill's website, Robert t Mendenhall was a blacksmith as well as an innkeeper (having owned the Newtown Square Hotel property from 1783 to1796). In 1805, the stone farmhouse was encompassed by 72 acres of land which contained a log barn and a log shop. Robert Mendenhall died in 1810 leaving his property to his wife, Mary, and his four children.

Have a good photo to suggest for this column? Email Jennifer.Kim@patch.com.

Mark J Walsh February 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Behind Newtown grille on 252
Jennifer Kim (Editor) February 22, 2012 at 03:24 PM
You're good, Mark!

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