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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