About the House
61 West Broadway was the Reverend Richard Webster residence, built in 1844. The house is a simple vernacular boxy form, carried over from the earlier Georgian and Federal eras of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Ornament was restrained and usually limited to the front doorway and dormers. 'The Parsonage' is a classic example of a five-bay, three story home with a dormered gable. This house is the oldest complete and unchanged home existing from the early history of Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe.
Comfortable and cozy, the living room is just waiting for you to take off your shoes, prop up you feet, pour a cup of tea, crack a bottle of wine, whatever, and relax amongst a mixture of our favorite old family pieces and pottery from cherished potters.
The walls in the living room are hung exclusively with the works of David Ridgway, truly our favorite contemporary painter. (Well, one of our most favorites anyway!) We are hopeful that a Ridgway of “The Parsonage” will be joining the collection before too long!