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Tea House, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, circa 1947

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Alternate title:The Tea House at Downingtown
Summary:The Tea House at Downingtown,Pennsylvania circa 1947. Caption reads: "Built in 1730 by Jacob Downing, it was part of the Underground during the Civil War, and had secret hiding places for the slaves. It was at one time the Dormitory for the Misses Thomas School." Postcard number: 7.
Creator:MacNeill, Henry T.
Provider:Stephen Moylan Press
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Pennsylvania
Place of origin – Settlement:Whitford
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Geographical subject – Settlement:Downingtown
Topical subjects:Underground railroad system
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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