Doylestown Historic District

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Doylestown Historic District
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County Cinema, Doylestown Historic District, March 2010
Doylestown Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Doylestown Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Union, Cottage and E. Ashland Sts, Hillside Ave. and S. and N. West Sts., Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′35″N 75°08′14″W / 40.30972°N 75.13722°W / 40.30972; -75.13722Coordinates: 40°18′35″N 75°08′14″W / 40.30972°N 75.13722°W / 40.30972; -75.13722
Area 206 acres (83 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Federal
Governing body Mixed
NRHP Reference # 85001012[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1985

Doylestown Historic District is a national historic district located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The district includes 1,055 contributing buildings in the central business district and surrounding residential areas of Doylestown. They include a variety of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings and notable examples of Late Victorian and Federal style architecture. Notable buildings include the Intelligencer Building (1876), Lenape Hall (1874), Hart Bank (1850), County Jail (1885), Henry Lear House (1875), Charles E. Meyers House (1887), John Barclay House (1814), Meredith Shaw Mansion (c. 1812), and Shive's Hardware Store (c. 1833). Located in the district and separately listed are the Fountain House, James-Lorah House, Mercer Museum (1916), Pugh Dungan House, and Shaw Historic District.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Kathryn Ann Auerbach, Jeffrey L. Marshall, and Judith Hayman (January 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Doylestown Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-19.