Welcome Home Farm

Welcome Home Farm

Welcome Home Farm (front)


“Welcome Home Farm” Chester, N.J., postcard, 1906. The card shows the name Alonzo P.Green crossed out in the bottom left corner. Lon Green owned the pharmacy that shared a building with George Conover’s paint and wallpaper business, as well as Conover’s printing business. The card was not printed by Conover, however.

The farmhouse shown here was built in about 1740 by Obadiah Seward, one of the earliest settlers from Southold, Long Island. It has seven fireplaces. Later, it was named “The Welcome Home Farm.”

The author of this postcard, A.X.F., writes, “Sept 4 1906 We got home all right.” The card is addressed to Fair View Farm in Lebanon, N.J.


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