George F. Tyler Mansion

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George F. Tyler Mansion
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George F. Tyler Mansion. November 2012.
George F. Tyler Mansion is located in Pennsylvania
George F. Tyler Mansion
Location W side of Swamp Rd./PA 313, Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°14′23.3″N 74°58′7.9″W / 40.239806°N 74.968861°W / 40.239806; -74.968861Coordinates: 40°14′23.3″N 74°58′7.9″W / 40.239806°N 74.968861°W / 40.239806; -74.968861
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1930-1931
Built by Harrison, Mertz & Emlen
Architect Willing, Sims & Talbutt
Architectural style French-Norman
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 87001210[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1987

George F. Tyler Mansion, also known as the Residence at Indian Council Rock and Tyler Hall, is a historic mansion and national historic district located on the campus of Bucks County Community College at Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses four contributing buildings and two contributing sites. They are the main house, two bath houses, and a stone building known as the orangery. The house is surrounded by formal gardens with stone walls and fountains. The main house was designed starting in 1928, and built in 1930-1931. The main house is constructed of brownstone, measures 300 feet long, and has 60 rooms. It is reflective of French-Norman architecture. The property was sold to Bucks County Community College in 1965, after having been deeded by the Tyler family to Temple University. Part of the original property is Tyler State Park.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  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 Jeffrey L. Marshall and William Sisson (March 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: George F. Tyler Mansion" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-24.