The text of the above newsclipping reads as follows:
"With great care the famous Engle house, which has stood for more than 150 years at Haines street and Germantown avenue, is being moved from its present foundations 100 feet to the rear. The house has never passed from the possession of the family since it was built by Benjamin Engle in 1758. Marks of missiles fired during the battle of Germantown are still visible in the woodwork. Washington frequently was entertained there."
Also included in Cambell's newsclippings, postcard, sketch and photographic images are:
"The old Engle mansion...is to be remodelled. It will lose some of its distinctive Colonial features, which are to be sacrificed in order that it may be numbered among modern dwellings.
"Workmen will set back the massive stone house, built in 1785, some fifty feet. Numerous alterations will be made, including the replacing of the broad and worn stone steps which bear the imprints of generations of occupants and vistors. It is feared, too, that the doorway, of simple yet impressive design, will be sacrificed to the passion for progress, also the picturesque pent roof. A number of old Germantown houses have been renovated and remodelled, but the changes made have rarely been on the scale proposed in the case of the old Engle homestead.
"The ancient dwelling on Main street is in an excellent state of preservation, and bids fair to weather another century, so solidly was it erected by Benjamin Engle, whose ancestors were among the pioneer settlers of Germantown.
"In Colonial days the Engles were tanners, among the first in this country, and until recently the ruins of their tannery stood just behind the house, at the rear of which, before the days of sewers and underdrains, a small creek bubbled which bore the name of Honey Run. A sewer was laid on its bed.
"Past the site on which stands the old landmark marched and fought the Colonial army and the British redcoats as Washington's volunteers retreated to Branchtown. It is said that the Hessians gathered all the American muskets they could find and broke them on the big boulder that at one time stood on this site."
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