Friday, June 30, 2017

1776 Historic Reflection (Weekend Reflections # 405)

Newtown, Pennsylvania

July 4th 1776 was the day that the United States declared independence from England. Five months later during the Revolutionary War, General George Washington and/or his staff were inside the white brick building that is reflected in this window.

From a historical marker: "Prior to 1750, there existed a dwelling on this site, 1 East Washington Avenue, which had been built by Shadrach Walley, Newtown's first settler. Amos Strickland, a farmer and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, bought the property in 1760. In 1763, he built a two-story brick residence, firing the bricks in his kiln on the outskirts of town. During the American Revolution, Strickland hosted George Washington's staff and captive Hessian officers in December 1776."

Happy Independence Day to the USA and Happy Canada Day!

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14 comments:

Eva-Maria H. said...

Hello James,
Thank you for showing us this building,
Once again a very successful reflection of you.

Greetings Eva

travelwithintent.com said...

Very interesting and a great image

NatureFootstep said...

nice reflection :)

Nora said...

Hi James thanks so much for your comments on my baby hawk story. I love this picture reflection. I can see how you go and look for the right place to stand and get the reflection now. I have started automatically looking for reflections in the world around me now, because you have changed the world and how we think of a reflection James. Before photographers would sometimes avoid a reflection, now we look for them and their beauty. Thank you for this long time link up that you have continued to host for us through many years in this difficult world, you are always there with your link up. I can't express what I mean but I think you know.

monique carnat said...

un peu d'histoire * deux époques qui se rencontrent grâce à l'image !

Melissa said...

Very cool, it's a lovely old building. Nice to know it's significance.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful old building with great history. The reflection overwhelms the contents of the shop window except for the otherworldly figure.

jeannettestgermain said...

What an apt reflection James! In light of current events, so important to commemorate history. Have a happy 4th!

Klara said...

monique carnat said it nicely - two periods meeting in a reflection. nice one.

Valerie said...

I like this one, especially the T'shirted 'ghost'

Linda said...

Nice to see something so pertinent to Independence Day.

Ruth Kelly said...

Happy 4th to you and for sharing some history in that part of the country that I have not visited yet.

marshaleith said...

Nice historical reflection. Happy 4th of July to you...and thanks for the Happy Canada Day wishes too!

Alexa T said...

So nice reflection! Great aspects!
Happy Celebrations!