In 2009 Wildwood Historical Society purchased the Hencken Place property and accompanying buildings to create a new center for the group’s meetings and activities.
Henry Hencken, son of Martin, married Sophia Bohning in 1852 and purchased this property. A few years later it appears that Henry began renting and operating the Paffrath store when “Dutch Charley” returned to Europe for a visit. Henry’s father, as well as his brother Frederick, operated a store in Fox Creek, the next town to the East on Manchester Road
Currently the WHS rents the house to a private tenant. The rental income assists in underwriting costs for the organization. If you have any inquires about the house please contact us here.