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Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It’s a beloved tradition that continues at the end of every year in Doylestown. On the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, adults and children gather at the center of town – the plaza by Starbucks at State and Main streets – … 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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Growth at the Crossroads of the Future Doylestown

Archibald Crawford owned the large parcel of land around the crossroads for about 15 years. Around 1768, he sold a 10-acre parcel to brothers Robert and Henry Magill, recent Scot-Irish immigrants. The Magill brothers operated a mercantile business at the … Continue reading

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Our History Continues With How Doylestown Was Named

So after Jeremiah Langhorne died, the executors sold 172 acres of land and 141 perches (which amounts to a little less than an acre in today’s property measurements) to a man named William Scott. Later in the same year, 1753, … Continue reading

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Ponies and Chickens and Sheep – Oh, My!

Looking for some family fun this weekend? Look no further than Delaware Valley College just outside of town as they head into their 65th annual A-Day. What started in 1949 as a one-day Activities Day has expanded into a three-day … 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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Howdy, Pardner!

We have so many wonderful little shops around town – anything you can imagine, really. And we’ve got one as a new neighbor, right around the corner from us, to which we’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome. Cowgirl Chile … 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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Only a Few Weeks Left to Enjoy Grace Kelly Exhibit

The holidays are past us. Perhaps you’ve just put away the last of the Christmas decorations. Time to settle in to what could be a few long and cold winter months. (We don’t even want to HEAR an utterance of … Continue reading

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