Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Historic Fallingston

This is some of the 300 year old Quaker community called Fallsington. It's about five miles from Newtown. I've been wondering what style of architecture the houses are. Early American? American colonial? They're all over this area but I'd never seen houses like that in person until I moved here. Maybe after 300 years the graveyard's residents got bored and tried to escape. What do you think? :-)

10 comments:

Jacob said...

I'm not sure what these are, but when we moved to West Chester in the 70s, I was amazed at the old farm houses that had been renovated. I had friends who lived in homes that came from the time of the American Revolution...

Intriguing, for sure.

Thom said...

These are just beauitful. I so enjoy these pictures :)

Cezar and Léia said...

hummm hey James! Sorry but I need to ask you "did you break that fence?"
LOL
Fabulous place!
Thanks for these lovely pictures and interesting story!
Léia

Kitty said...

ah, I love historic buildings.

You'd be surprised how hard it is to make something look old or that pretty. Many houses simply miss the mark.

The stonework is really what makes these homes. Hard to get that these days without spending muchos dineros

Martha in PA said...

I am so jealous, I have had no time to explore this week! Many of my favorite homes in my area are of that style as well! They are just gorgeous. The fence picture is a great capture!

It would be a bit of a trek for you but next weekend I am going to TRY (that is always the operative word with a 12 year old) to go to the Celtic Fling and Highland Games in Manheim. http://www.parenfaire.com/

Hilda said...

No wonder the thumbnail of your Dallas blog was stuck in the Ellis County Courthouse image for a week! Good thing you announced it or I would have missed this new blog! And wow, the architecture here in Newtown is fantastic!

Hope those graveyard residents don't go after you for squealing on them.

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Life with Kaishon said...

I am not sure what they are called but I just LOVE those old stones. So pretty.

Vogon Poet said...

These stone house are so beautiful and old, even if I'm a bit worried about the graveyard's residents...

cieldequimper said...

Oh that's funny! I don't know the style of the houses but they remind me of England, as does the graveyard. Lovely shots!