Revolutionary War-era British Officer Lived in this Bensalem House

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Croydon Lodge
1202 Gibson Rd. Lower Bucks County
Bensalem, PA 19020
United States
40° 7' 14.2572" N, 74° 54' 23.9652" W

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This building is 237 years old. I learned about it because of a bad deed. The Philadelphia Inquirer, on 4/10/13 at p. B3, had an article about three arsonists' unsuccessful attempt to burn it down. The article cites Jeffrey Marshall, president of the Heritage Conservancy, who said the lodge was once a magnificent property. From the article, "In 1763, British Major Thomas Barnsley bought the 537-acre estate of James Coulter. The structure is rare in this area - more like manor homes in Virginia or Britain, rather than the Quaker style of Bucks County." A developer hopes the building can be repurposed in order to preserve it, according to the article.

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plaquemaster
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:45

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