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Doylestown Hosiery Mills

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An article in the Feb. 9, 1905, issue of the Intelligencer announced “Stocking Factory May Be Located Here.” The firm of Drenk & Brewer chose for its mill the Hohlefelder Building (a …

Post Office mural

In the 1930s, a New Deal program was administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Section of Painting and Sculpture. It commissioned artists to create murals and sculptures for post offices …

Lassie Come Home

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“If one steps into the cultural district of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and into a graceful garden adjoining the main branch of the Bucks County Free Library, Lassie [star of books, film, radio, …

Aldie Urn

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“This glazed earthenware vessel was used in the kitchen at the home of William Mercer. It was used to hold spring water for cooking and drinking and was refilled daily. It had a white canvas …

The Oakland Resort

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The Doylestown English and Classical Seminary, was established around 1867 by prominent businessmen of the community who were concerned about the education of the children of Doylestown.

The original Doylestown Farmers’ Market

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The original Doylestown Farmers’ Market. The land was originally part of Judge Henry Chapman’s farm, at the end of Chapman Lane off N. Main Street.

Bridge Point

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The village of Edison in Doylestown Township was originally named Bridge Point, after a seven-arch stone bridge there. Built in 1800, the bridge carried the main highway from Philadelphia to …

Stover Livery Stable

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Abel Atherholt Stover (1842-1915) owned and operated a livery stable near the present Doylestown train station. In the 1871 Business Directory & Gazetteer of Bucks County his advertisement …

States Tourist Cottages

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During the first half of the 20th century, visitors to the county seat of Bucks could spend the night on the Lackawanna Trail (U.S. Route 611) in the States Tourist Cottages. Located at 300 S. Main …

Leattor Funeral Home

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The photo taken in 1937, shows the Leattor Funeral Home at 39 W. State St. in Doylestown. George R. Leattor attended the Doylestown High School and was on the first editorial …

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