WHAT USED TO BE
Some features no longer exist on the property. In the 1700s and into the 1800s, there were orchards on the property between the mansion and "Philadelphia Great Road" [now Bethlehem Pike]. Excavations revealed the remains of what was once probably an ice pit; it may have been constructed in the 18th century. A sale notice in the February 22, 1783 issue of The Bulletin, a local newspaper, described the property. Mary West was attempting to sell the estate after the death of her husband. The notice describes these structures on the property: "...There is on said farm a large brick mansion house with a fine well in a back cellar, and a pump in the yard and convenient stabling for ... horses, a wagon-house, cow-house, smoke house and a stone building that will serve either for a tenant house or a granary..." We do not know where many of these structures were located.