We are pleased to now have the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide (PDF), prepared by the Pennington Historic Sites Committee around 1990 as part of establishing the Pennington Crossroads historic district.
== Read the Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide ==
The brochure features 31 buildings in the historic district, starting at Railroad place and West Franklin, and continuing along North Main, West Delaware, South Main, Eglantine, and then ending on East Delaware. And there are bonus side trips for additional history and buildings.
Each entry includes a photograph, estimated construction date, and a description of the architecture. As the booklet notes, “While only two or three 18th century buildings remain, many of the buildings constructed in the first half of the 19th century continued the stylistic traditions of the 18th. The buildings in this guide represent those buildings as well as a variety of other architectural styles from the Victorian era and early 20th century.”
This, and another over 100 pamphlets are available in the Pamphlet Collection (separate site), which includes scans of leaflets and pamphlets distributed by local municipalities and organizations. The interface for viewing the pamphlets has been updated to make it easier to search, and to select only the categories and/or towns of interest – see the About page for more.
For an interactive approach to the Walking Tour, see the Pennington History & Walking Tour site (separate site), which is based on this brochure. The site was originally developed by Joe Sinniger, and is now archived and hosted on this site. Joe also added pages for other homes marked by historical signage, additional noteworthy buildings, historical postcard images, and a history of Pennington.
Thanks to Jack Koeppel for providing the brochure to scan.