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Marble Mason Thomas Hargrave Purchases Doylestown Property

On March 23, 1855, Philadelphian Thomas Hargrave bought the lot and house for $1,600. Hargrave, a marble mason by profession, had come to Doylestown two years earlier to open a second establishment of his large marble monument business. He later … Continue reading

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A Judge, a Tailor, a Doctor and a Woman are Hargrave House Past Owners

In 1815, Judge William Watts purchased the house and lot for $1,000 and a swap of two other lots. Watts – a prothonotary, clerk of quarter sessions and associate judge for Bucks County – moved to Doylestown from Southampton when … Continue reading

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Hargrave House B&B is of a Georgian-style Architecture

As we said in our last blog installment on the 200-year history of Hargrave House, the new county seat took its place at the crossroads in 1813. In January of that year, William Magill sold a portion of his property … Continue reading

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William Penn and His Land

There is plenty of history behind what is now Hargrave House. And it began with William Penn, who asked England’s King Charles II for land in America as payment for a debt owed to his deceased father. The king granted … Continue reading

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Researching Our Past

Doylestown is a treasure box filled with all kinds of interesting historical nuggets. We stumble on them now and again as we look into Hargrave House’s past and celebrate its 200th year at what is now 50 S. Main St. … Continue reading

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Celebrating 200 Years of History in Doylestown

This year is an important year in Hargrave House’s history. We’re celebrating the building’s 200th anniversary! According to historical research, the three-story stone building was erected sometime between 1812 and 1814. The house itself has had several owners with varied … Continue reading

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