1803 House Construction

Location: 55 South Keystone Avenue, Emmaus PA 18049;

Below: Boy Scout Eagle Projects: Colonial "Buck Style" Fence and Colonial Brick Walk; Seven Generations Charter School Builds an Herb Garden 

Colonial "Buck" Fence:

New "Buck Style" Fence Constructed by Jason Kleckner: In 2014 Jason Kleckner Jr. approached The Friends of the 1803 House, to propose a community service project to satisfy requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. The west property line (along the railroad tracks) is now protected with an historic “Buck Style” fence. Jason and team constructed the buck fence based on archival evidence of livestock fences delineated in a drawing dated 1847 of the 1803 House property.  Thank you Jason!   View Construction of fence; Jason Kleckner Constructs Colonial FenceMorning Call Article  East Penn Press Article. For all published articles Go to Resources;


Colonial Brick Path:

New "Colonial Brick Path":  In 2013 Sawyer Long approached the Friends of the 1803 house, to complete a community service project to satisfy one of the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank.  Sawyer constructed a brick walk according to the plans and details prepared by the 1803 House Architectural Committee.  He appealed for donations of material, equipment, personnel and volunteers.  With expertise of his coaches and volunteers, Sawyer supervised the installation of a permanent curvilinear brick path.  Thank You Sawyer!   Sawyer Long Construct Brick Walk;  East Penn Press ArticleFor complete published articles Go to Resources


5th graders Build an Herb Garden:

Building an Herb Garden...In 2013 the Seven Generations Charter School 5th grade  students designed and built a raised herb garden. They researched the best location on the 1803 House property and planted herbs from the 1800s. For complete published articles Go to Resources;

Volunteer at the 1803 House:

 The Friends of the 1803 House are always looking for volunteers at out Fundraiser Events, Education Programs and restoration/construction projects.
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Become a Friend of the 1803 House...

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1803 House Education Programs:

The 1803 House offers Educational Programs. A nominal fee is required.  We currently have an educational partnership with nearby Seven Generations Charter School and local school districts.
We have held many educational events at the 1803 House. For more information contact us.