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Klein House, Pennypack Environmental Center

Klein House, Pennypack Environmental Center

black and white photo of Klein House, Pennypack Environmental Center.

Long administered by the Fairmount Park Commission, Pennypack Environmental Center was originally dedicated as a bird sanctuary in 1958. This photograph shows Klein House,
Today, the Center has an outdoor amphitheater, exhibits, a new reference library, along with campfire and picnic areas.

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Long administered by the Fairmount Park Commission, Pennypack Environmental Center was originally dedicated as a bird sanctuary in 1958. This photograph shows Klein House, headquarters of the center, which also has an outdoor amphitheater, exhibits, a reference library, and campfire and picnic areas.

Klein House is located at 8600 Veree Road on the edge of 1,600-acre Pennypack Park, which runs along Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia.

Klein House is an example of buildings that housed workers at the Verree grist mill along the creek in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The mill had supplied flour for General George Washington’s troops and became a target of the British army during the Revolutionary War.

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