"In 1932, newlyweds Millicent and Hugh Fenwick embarked on a cross-country honeymoon in a biplane flown by Hugh. They planned to fly from New Jersey to San Francisco and then on to Alaska, but they never made it past Patco Airport in Pennsylvania. Richard McDonough, a local reporter in Pennsylvania who researches local history, came across Millicent Fenwick’s honeymoon crash when he was writing a series about Patco Airport which has long since closed. He contacted me when he was writing the story and shared this link to his article..."
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Millicent Fenwick: Her Way
“Another installment in the series on the Village of Plymouth Meeting. The opening photo offers a rare view of the north facades of Abolition Hall (at the left) and the stone barn (right). Most people are familiar with the south-facing appearance, which is noticeably different. The large window in Abolition Hall was added by Thomas Hovenden to allow the north light to enter his studio. The land pictured here was part of the barnyard, once occupied by cows.”
Plymouth Meeting Abolition Hall Facebook Page
“During recent months, there has been much attention at the potential development of a Corson Homestead in Whitemarsh Township. The focus has been on the property located at Butler Pike and Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting.
“But there were two other Corson Homesteads in Whitemarsh Township. One – the Alan Corson Homestead – was developed in recent years as Whitemarsh Station. The second – the Hiram Corson Homestead – is now in the process of being developed as Maple Hill.”
Sal Paone Builder
The logo of the Centre Square Fire Company is provided courtesy of that organization.
The first photo of Abolition Hall and Maulsby Barn is provided courtesy of Mr. Roy Wilson, 2018.
The second photograph of Abolition Hall is provided courtesy of Dr. Hiram Corson, 1906.
The map is provided courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Conversation and Natural Resources, 2018.
The logo of Wikipedia is provided courtesy of that organization.
The logo of Sal Paone Builder is provided courtesy of that business.
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