The house was built in the 1820's by J K Rickert. He lived in the home while operating a number of businesses along the canal including a mercantile, a lime kiln, a mule exchange, and a sawmill. The house was passed down through a few families and in 1998 was bought by the current owners, Rod and Jennifer Mann.

  Rod purchased the home with the vision of restoring it to it's former glory. In the process, his work and dedication has been acknowledged by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the Lehigh Canal Commission.

  Numerous articles have been written about the history of the home and its residents.  It will hopefully soon be registered on the National Registry of Historic Homes in America.

  For more information on the history of the canals and the canal era, please visit the National Canal Museum in Easton, Pennsylvania or check out "The Lehigh Navigation" - National Heritage Corridor.