Michael Heller House


Constructed of native limestone, the two-story structure is an example of a late 18th and early 19th century farmhouse built in this region.

German-born Johan Michael Heller, “Alt Vater” like most immigrant Germans arriving in Pennsylvania, was quick to understand the value of the land he purchased because of its rich natural resources: limestone,  a natural resource in Saucon Valley which afforded a permanent building material and, once “burned,” in limekilns, enabled powdered limestone to enrich the soil. The forested region supplied settlers with a ready supply of lumber and fuel.
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