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Rittenhousetown Historic District

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
206-210 Lincoln Drive
National Register Number: 92001878
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: PA-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 27, 1992):
An important industrial community that spans the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Rittenhousetown is the core of a village that grew up around the first paper mill (1690) in British North America. At one time the village included over 40 industrial, agricultural, institutional, and domestic structures; today, six houses and a barn survive.

Condition:
There are no new threats, but potential damage from decroative trees with shallow root systems threaten the buildings.

A Historic Structures Report was conducted and a new period style roof was completed on one of the seven original buildings (the Jacob Rittenhouse Home at #209 Lincoln Drive).


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