Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children

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Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children
Fretz Mansion, Doylestown PA 02.JPG
Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children, October 2012
Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children is located in Pennsylvania
Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children
Location 601 New Britain Rd., Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′32″N 75°7′47″W / 40.29222°N 75.12972°W / 40.29222; -75.12972Coordinates: 40°17′32″N 75°7′47″W / 40.29222°N 75.12972°W / 40.29222; -75.12972
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1879
Architect Cernea, Thomas
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87001207[1]
Added to NRHP July 16, 1987

Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children, also known as the Philip H. Fretz Mansion, is a historic home located at Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1820, and is a large "L"-shaped brownstone building in the Second Empire style. It consists of a 2 1/2-story, five bay main block with a mansard roof, a 2 1/2-story, hipped roof pavilion, and 1 1/2-story, library wing. The front facade features a central three-story square tower. It housed the Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children from 1913 to 1979.[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 Judith H. Moore, Jeffrey L. Marshall, and William Sisson (March 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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