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Quakertown Historic District, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

[photo] Quakertown Historic District

The Quakertown Historic District is deemed historically important from 1734, when the earliest buildings and seeds of the town clustered around Main Street, through the mid-twentieth century when trolley service ceased and passenger rail service diminished. In an area where the first European colonizers were Welsh Quakers, the town itself eventually had a strong German and Quaker community. The principal growth period for the community was from 1850-1940, giving the town a strong Victorian and early 20th century character. The mile long district is defined by the major roads that crossed through this area by the mid 18th century. Except for the older Main Street and the commercial downtown, the district has a spacious residential feel with many of the buildings and homes constructed of stone and brick.

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