Parker in Pennsylvania
These photos of Dorothy Parker's house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, were taken at a private house tour in the summer of 2006 when the house was on the market. Special thanks to Dee Dee Bowman of Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors (New Hope, PA) for her kindness in getting the Dorothy Parker Society access to the house; and to the gracious owners to allow us to troop inside (and have a party on their porch!).
One of the highlights was meeting Helen Beer, who used to live on the property as a child. Her parents were Dorothy and Alan's caretakers. She gave us great insight into life in the 1930s on the farm. Later, at the Algonquin Hotel, she told us more stories. [Running time: 3:05]
These photos are of the home, front and back, as well as the property. The bedroom with the two twin beds is where Dorothy Parker slept (not on those beds, however). The house was modified and expanded in the 1990s; but the original parts of the home from the 18th and 19th Century are mostly intact. The glass decanter in the final photo once belonged to Mrs. Parker, she gave it to the Beer family, her caretakers.