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6BR House That Was a Stop on the Underground Railroad

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Photos by Gary Schempp for Elfant-Wissahickon


Germantown has a rich history with the Underground Railroad. An intact site, the Johnson House, was featured last year—along with the rest of historic Germantown—in the New York Times. The owners of this home don't offer docent-led public tours like Johnson does, but they do have a sign outside explaining the property's history: The colonial building was constructed in 1750, and the tower was built 100 years later. It served as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the first half of the 19th century. And now it could serve as a stop in your search for a house. Size: 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3,149 square feet
Parking: 2-car garage
Historic bonuses: Mercury windows, coal-burning oven
Price: $349,800 (!!)
· Listing: 452-458 Clapier St. [Elfant-Wissahickon]