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Elkins Park in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wall House (The Ivy)

 
 
Wall House (The Ivy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
1. Wall House (The Ivy) Marker
Inscription.  
Original section, dated from 1682, was built by Richard Wall on land granted by William Penn. An early meeting place of the Society of Friends, 1683-1702. Additions were built about 1725 and 1805. Sarah Wall married George Shoemaker, 1694, and their descendants lived here to 1847. Purchased from the Bosler family, 1932, by Cheltenham Township.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 4.695′ N, 75° 7.698′ W. Marker is in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Park Drive and Church Road, on the right when traveling west on Wall Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wall Park Drive, Elkins Park PA 19027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (a few steps from this marker);
Wall House (The Ivy) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
2. Wall House (The Ivy) and Marker
First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Beth Sholom Synagogue (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Church Road and Washington Lane Historic Crossroad (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lucretia C. Mott (approx. one mile away); Camp William Penn (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins Park.
 
Also see . . .  The Wall House Museum. (Submitted on December 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wall House (The Ivy) East Face image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
3. Wall House (The Ivy) East Face
Wall House (The Ivy) Pump and Oven image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
4. Wall House (The Ivy) Pump and Oven
Along west side of house
Wall House (The Ivy) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
5. Wall House (The Ivy)
Looking NNE
Wall House (The Ivy) Drive Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 14, 2010
6. Wall House (The Ivy) Drive Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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