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Printzhof, The

Essington, Pennsylvania
County of Delaware.
National Register Number: 66000661
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
Constructed about 1643 of hewn logs, the Printzhof was the residence of Johan Printz, Governor of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Pennsylvania. Today, the only visible remains of the settlement are the stone foundations of this house.


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