John and Phineas Hough House

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John and Phineas Hough House
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John and Phineas Hough House. October 2012.
John and Phineas Hough House is located in Pennsylvania
John and Phineas Hough House
Location 20 Moyer Rd., Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′43″N 74°50′1″W / 40.22861°N 74.83361°W / 40.22861; -74.83361Coordinates: 40°13′43″N 74°50′1″W / 40.22861°N 74.83361°W / 40.22861; -74.83361
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1801
Architectural style Other, Federal, Vernacular Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 92001721[1]
Added to NRHP December 24, 1992

John and Phineas Hough House, also known as "Twin Arches," is a historic home located at Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The original two-bay stone house was expanded to its present form about 1840 with the addition of a two bay section. It is a 2 1/2-story, four bay dwelling in the Federal style. The front facade features an arcade of two Roman arches added about 1801 to the original dwelling. Also on the property is a contributing stone spring house. The original section of the house is believed to date as early as 1700, and considered the oldest documented stone house in Bucks County.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  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 Ralph N. Thompson (August 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John and Phineas Hough House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-30.