Printzhof, The

Also known as: Governor Printz Park
Taylor Ave. and 2nd St., Essington, Pennsylvania



Constructed about 1643 of hewn logs, the Printzhof was the residence of Johan Printz, Governor of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Pennsylvania. Today, the only visible remains of the settlement are the stone foundations of this house. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 5, 1961

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Village site; Single dwelling; Fortification
Current function
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649
Significant years
1643; 1654