Pont Reading

Pont Reading is the name of the Haverford, Pennsylvania residence of shipbuilder and architect Joshua Humphreys, in which he lived his entire life, named after his family's homestead, Reading Pont in England. Humphreys is most notable for his design of the famous USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides". Built in 1730 around a log cabin dating to 1683, the rear kitchen wing was added in 1813. The building is an excellent example of upper-class colonial architecture.

The house, which is a private residence, is listed on the Historic American Building Survey and National Register of Historic Places.

In March 2007, Cookie Magazine published an article titled "To the Manor Born" about the house and its owners. The article included internal photographs. The house's owners since 2003 (Chris DeWitt/Oscar Yague) oversaw major restoration to maintain the property.

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