The Garret Brodhead house in all its glory

I was a bit premature to publish the last post because today I came upon a wonderful image of the Brodhead homestead tucked away in a box of old pictures. I’ve used Photoshop to remove the yellowing. The image must date back to the early 1900s/late 1800s when Robert Packer Brodhead owned it. Apparently, he added the third floor. So here is how the home and immediate surrounding would have looked all those years ago when the property was a very productive and busy farm. The stage coach would have passed right out front, beyond the white picket fence.

“Wheat Plains,” the old Brodhead Homestead, Pike Co., Pennsylvania, built by Revolutionary War veteran Garret Brodhead

Update, 8/9/13: Another great photo can be found in the book: Eastern Poconos: Delaware Water Gap to Bushkill (p. 126).  For a recent blog post that includes info on an archeological dig on the Brodhead farm site (aka Brodhead-Heller farm), click here.

Sadly, the 21st century is not treating the farm kindly. For more on that, click here.

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4 thoughts on “The Garret Brodhead house in all its glory

  1. Britni Brodhead

    My family has a multitude of pictures of my aunt, uncle, and father on the farm when they were younger. I visited it once about ten years back and it was absolutely beautiful at the time.

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    • Hi, Britni, Many thanks for your comment. Are you a descendant of Robert Packer Brodhead? I’d love to hear more from you & see any photos you’d like to share—-feel free to contact me via chipsoff @ gmail dot com. I am a descendant of Robert Packer Brodhead’s brother, Andrew Douglas Brodhead. How sad that this farmhouse has fallen into such disrepair. It must have been a magical place, especially for children growing up/spending time there.

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  2. This painting has hung in my parents house for almost my entire life.Its good to see that others remember the farm with fondness. I myself have not seen it for over 13 years.

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    • Thank you for your comment, Amy. It’s good to know there are others who have this image and are fond of it. I only recall seeing the house itself once or twice during my teenage years; it was a bit out of the way for us to get to.

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