This Week’s Historic House Puzzle ~ The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia!
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The famous “Betsy Ross House” seemed a good candidate to wrap up 4th of July weekend.
At the time of the US Centennial celebration in 1876, the grandsons of Betsy Ross (1752-1836) claimed she had sewn the first American flag at the behest of General Washington. The claim has never been proven, but she has become famous for this feat.
Her family believed this 1740 Pennsylvania colonial style house on Arch Street, several blocks from Independence Hall, was her home during the Revolution. Documentary evidence suggests it may have been the house next door. Ross resided in one of the houses from 1776 until about 1779.
The house was restored in 1937. The adjacent house was demolished to protect this house from fire. It was given to the city of Philadelphia in 1941 and is now managed by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. Visiting historic house museums is a wonderful way to get inspiration for your home restoration projects.
Restoration methods and materials used by museums are included among the approaches presented in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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