1016 Main Street
1016 is one of the gems of Main Street and until recently was the property of Skiles
Fielding Montague and Janet Rosa Hamil who purchased the property in 1977 and did
extensive restoration/renovation. Built circa1870 on nine acres of land once owned by
C.C. Sellers, the property became the property of Edward Williamson in 1877, then was
sold to Passmore Williamson in 1878 and then sold to Dr.William Painter in 1885 who
named the property "Painters Garden" and practiced medicine there until his death in 1919.
According to the Montague web site, Painter had sold all but 3/4 of an acre when it was
sold to a Dr. Carl Staub who practiced medicine there until his death. His son converted
the property to three apartments and an office and the property was purchased by
Skiles Montague in 1977. Skiles Montague was the first President of the Darby Borough
Historical and Preservation Society.
1016 in snow
Link Trainer Flight Simulator and the reason that the property is sometimes
referred to as the Darby Airport