Detective Work: Historical Home Goes Into Foreclosure

A peak inside 109 Elfreth's Alley

Historical 109 Elfreth’s Alley was built in 1702 on one of America’s first streets, and because of two less-than-responsible owners (we’re talking to you Scott and Caren Cronin), it now sits in foreclosure with water damage and mold infestation. According to the Preservation Alliance, its owners (who bought it for $123,000 in 1996) abandoned the 1130-square-foot, 3-story home four years ago. Scott (a Philadelphia attorney nonetheless) and Caren used to live in West Chester where they owned #59 in Lot 23 of Fox-Chase Keystone Custom Homes and then (surprise) foreclosed on that a few months ago (they owed the bank for $413,485.01; Tioga-Franklin Savings Bank is the happy owner of 2 Paddock Way in West Grove). If you know where Scott and Caren are, let us know! (Mt. Airy historical home also in bad condition.)