Historic Farmhouse Saved from PENNDOT's Wrecking Ball
PENNDOT Responds to Committee Efforts

Pineberry Farm
Pine Road and Byberry Road

This historic farm house has been saved from condemnation. PENNDOT proposed a new alternative in February 2004 that would reduce the widening of Byberry Road from four and five lanes in width - to three lanes in width between Philmont Avenue and Pine Road. The road would be widened on the north side, sparing this house which is located on the south side.

Due to the collective efforts many people this house will remain a vital link to our past for generations to come! A special thank you to the Historic Committee, who was instrumental in starting the process to save this house by researching the history with local area preservationists and experts in Harrisburg. The committee members are: Sandy Yarnall (owner of PineBerry Farm), Linda Geiger, Judy Moss and Linda Stackhouse.

Located at the intersection of Pine Road and Byberry Road in Huntingdon Valley, this home is always adorned with an American Flag. According to the February 4, 2003 letter from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Bureau of Historic Preservation, the Moses Depue house is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for the information it contains on an unusual 19th c. household type comprised of spinster sisters. Indian artifacts were found on the property during archaeological digs conducted during the summer of 2002.


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