Peter Jones Homestead Preservation Project
The Amity Heritage Society is now in the process
of preserving the Peter Jones Homestead located in Amity Township
at the NW corner of Rt 422 and Maplewood drive (catycorner to
Wawa). Greystone Capital Partners proposed plans necessitate
the buildings removal by March 15, 2005. They are cooperating
with us to allow AHS the opportunity to preserve the building
as well as contributing $10,000 towards the project.
supervisors are also involved and will be helping as well.
Our local politicians, Dennis Leh, state representative and
Rafferty are contributing with the effort by raising funds
at the state level.
Our plans are to either pick the building
and move it to a neighboring site or to disassemble the
building and reassembe it sometime in the future at another
The cost to move the building is close to $100,000.00 with
$76,800.00 already committed.
In the future the bldg will
serve as our museum
as well as house the Amity Twp Historical Archives. This
historic structure will also represent a piece of Berks
Co. colonial history,
as Peter Jones was the grandson of Mounce Jones, who
established to village of Morlatton, Berks Co 1st settlement.
ask your help with this endeavor, so that we may reach
our financial goals in the required time frame.