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One more photo, actually two more at WS from Lancaster County Central Park. This barn is a popular place for weddings, parties, meetings, etc. My WS include a different view on this barn and the photo of Rock Ford Plantation.

HISTORIC 18th CENTURY HOME OF GENERAL EDWARD HAND

Rock Ford Plantation stands on the wooded banks of the Conestoga River, 1 mile South of Lancaster. Two centuries ago, no bridges spanned the nearby Conestoga River. Therefore, one forded the Conestoga at a spot with rock outcroppings. This location is the most likely origin of the name "Rock Ford".
Built circa 1794, the Georgian style brick mansion remains remarkably preserved and essentially unchanged architecturally. Rock Ford's spacious four floors conform to the same plan -- a center hall and four corner rooms -- typical of the period. Visitors walk the original 18th century floors and see original rails, shutters, doors, cupboards, paneling, and windowpanes.
The Barn and grounds at Rock Ford are available to rent for weddings and receptions, office meetings and parties, and other events.
GENERAL EDWARD HAND
(1744 - 1802)
Born December 31, 1744 in Clydruff, Ireland. Following medical training at Trinity College, Dublin, he was enlisted as Surgeon's Mate with the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot and sent to garrison Fort Pitt in America. He resigned from British service in 1774, and came to Lancaster to practice medicine.
In July 1775, Hand joined the Continental Army as Lt. Colonel of the 1st Battalion of Pennsylvania Riflemen. He led troops at Boston, Long Island, White Plains and Trenton, becoming Adjutant General to Washington in 1781. At War's end Hand returned to Lancaster and entered politics as a Federalist. He served Congress, State General Assembly, and was elected Burgess of Lancaster. He moved to Rock Ford in 1794 where he died September 3, 1802.

Rock Ford Plantation (plantation je stariji naziv za farmu) se nalazi u Glavnom parku na samoj ivici grada Lancaster-a. Ovo je posljednje boravište generala Hand-a, koji je bio pomoćnik budućeg predsjednika Washington-a za vrijeme gradjanskog rata. Izgradjena je oko 1794, tako da je jedna od najstarijih i najbolje očuvanih objekata iz period prije 1800 godine.Pored glavne zgrade postoji velika štala, koja je preuredjena i danas je popularno mjesto za privatne zabave, čak i svadbe.Moj WS sadrži jos dvije slike, jedna je od kuće, a druga je pogled na štalu iz drugog ugla.

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