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Photographer's Note

The barn in the photo is part of an historical property belonging to the Thompson-Neeley House. For generations the house belonged to a family that operated a nearby grist mill. The house is unique in that it encompasses 3 distinct architectural styles that were popular in the 1700痴 and 1800痴 in the state of Pennsylvania. Each family who lived in the house added a wing to the original structure which reflected the style of architecture prevalent during the period in which they lived there.

The house and property played a pivotal role during the American Revolution. Colonial soldiers were camped upon the grounds in the winter of 1776. During that time the house was the headquarters of Lord Stirling (William Alexander), one of Gen. George Washington痴 staff members. As a matter of fact, the soldiers in the graveyard picture I took earlier were from this encampment and the cemetery is located only a short walk from the property.

Although the scene looks very bucolic and peaceful, the photo is very deceiving. Directly in front of the barn is Pennsylvania Route 32. I had to wait for cars to finish passing before pressing the shutter. I was captivated by how the sun was hitting the grass and the barn and just had to pull over and get some photos.

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