The Commonwealth bought 30 more acres around Pennsbury Manor. Thomas Sears, a landscape architect who had trained under Frederick Law Olmstead, began designing the landscape in the Colonial Revival style. Read More
Pennsbury Through The Years
Pennsbury Manor opened as a memorial park to the public.
The reconstruction of Pennsbury Manor began. However, not everyone agreed that Pennsbury Manor should be rebuilt. Some people believed the federal funds should go to save existing colonial buildings, others Read More
In 1935, Philadelphia architect Richardson Brognard Okie was hired to design the Manor House and outbuildings. Okie, well known as a Colonial Revival architect, was hired. Okie based his design Read More
Due to the success of the archaeological excavation, supporters began to seriously consider the reconstruction of the Manor House and outbuildings. Historian Albert Cook Myers was selected to do the Read More
Finding Pennsbury …We are starting to excavate west of the house and I thought you would be interested in knowing about it. The corner of a very heavy stone foundation Read More
The Warner Sand & Gravel Company, which bought the property in 1926, gave ten acres of land (including the site of Penn’s original house) to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over Read More
Local Quakers met at Pennsbury Manor. They decided to create a permanent memorial to Penn. This meeting started the movement to reconstruct Pennsbury.
The Bake and Brew House- the last surviving Penn building- was taken down.
None of the original manor house remained. Robert Crozier built a new home on the old foundations.