Beekeeper House in Hellam Township frequent subject of Cliff Satterthwaite
An Example of Historic Preservation at its Finest
A Beekeeper lived in this house during the numerous times it appeared as the subject in artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite. His earliest artwork, from 1957, is a view of the front of the Beekeeper House. Titles of additional Satterthwaite artwork associated with this property include: Beekeeper House in Watercolor, Beekeeper House in Snow, Beekeeper House with Spring House, Beekeeper House & Pau Pau Tree, and The Beekeeper, His Boxes and Forsithias. A few of those other works of art will decorate additional posts in a series about this property.
As a reference point, Cliff Satterthwaite submitted this 1957 photo to show the actual condition of the house. That is the beekeeper walking towards the house. My early research, via deed searches, indicates the beekeeper may be either Harry S. Libhart or Richard N. Libhart. Reader comments about the beekeeper living on this property along Owl Valley Road would be appreciated.
Some people see a house in that condition and think it is not worth saving. Other people see the possibilities of preserving such an architectural gem, as shown in these photos I took yesterday.
Related posts include:
- Witmer’s Shady Dell One-Room School; artwork by Cliff Satterthwaite
- The Hermit House of Springettsbury Township
- Market & Penn Streets Farmers Market filled with Fall Colors at Chronister Stand