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Morlatton Village

An early settlement which became part of what is now Douglassville. This spot is located along
the Schuylkill River between Pottstown and Reading. Until 1951 this spot was also home to
the last wooden covered bridge across the Schuylkill River. The first settlers were of Swedish
origin and came here after spending some time in Philadelphia.

The buildings are now part of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County. All, particularly the
Mounce Jones House and the Bridge Keeper's House, have experienced a fair amount of restoration,
as there has been considerable damage wrought by the nearby Schuylkill River. The most recent
major flooding occurred when hurricane Agnes dumped torrential rains on eastern Pennsylvania.

This expedition was prompted by a celebration of Argust 7th. It was a rather hot and humid
August day, but the work was completed before lunch. Three cameras were used - an Argus C3,
acquired new in 1957 or 1958; a Canon A-80 digital; and the latest toy, a Bronica SQ-A loaded
with B&W (Fuji Acros). Quick release fittings enable swapping them on and off the tripod easily.
Herewith is a selection of a mix from all three cameras for the amusement of viewers.

The Village - Old Philadelphia Road
The Village - Old Philadelphia Road
George Douglass Mansion  (1765)
George Douglass Mansion (1765)
George Douglass Mansion
George Douglass Mansion
George Douglass Mansion (1763)
George Douglass Mansion (1763)
White Horse Inn  (c. 1762)
White Horse Inn (c. 1762)
White Horse Inn  (c.1762)
White Horse Inn (c.1762)
White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn
White Horse Inn
Covered Bridge Keeper's House
Covered Bridge Keeper's House
Bridge Keeper's House (c.1830)
Bridge Keeper's House (c.1830)
Mounce Jones House (1716)
Mounce Jones House (1716)
Mounce Jones House
Mounce Jones House
Mouns Jones House (1716)
Mouns Jones House (1716)
Mounce Jones House (1716)
Mounce Jones House (1716)
Mounce Jones House
Mounce Jones House
 Jones House Bake Oven
Jones House Bake Oven
Jones House Bake Oven
Jones House Bake Oven
Mounce Jones House
Mounce Jones House