This building is steeped in history. It was built in the 19th century as a stagecoach stop for travelers from Philadelphia, and was occupied by the same family until the late 20th century. It originally included hundreds of acres of forest, most of which are now part of a beautiful county park with many miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. The building sits high above the Perkiomen Creek, and the coaches would have approached it across a magnificent stone arch bridge. The bridge is now closed to automobile traffic, and is part of the Perkiomen Trail, a rail trail which connects to other trails which extend all the way to Philadelphia. The Heintz family lived on the upper floors of the building for several generations, and operated a number of enterprises in the building, including a hotel, a general store, and the Perkiomenville Post Office. Over the years, other stone and brick houses and shops were built around the stagecoach stop, and a thriving village developed. The building is commanding in size and stature and provides ample opportunities for a home and business combination. The setting is idyllic and peaceful, and the history is long. Native Americans lived in the area, and the word Perkiomen descends from them.
Over two million dollars has been poured into work on this building in the past twenty years, from roofing to windows to plaster to flooring to heating system to electrical and plumbing to structural steel to well and septic system. An addition was built on the back side of the building, and the porches were rebuilt. The exterior stone work was repointed. Everything has been attended to.
There are even allegedly several resident ghosts who have been sited periodically.
Updated on June 22, 2021 at 9:51 am