Bristol College, Pennsylvania
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White Hall of Bristol College
Bristol College as it appeared circa 1919
|Location||701-721 Shadyside Ave., Croydon, Pennsylvania|
|Area||1.2 acres (0.49 ha)|
|Architect||Davis, Alexander Jackson|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
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|Added to NRHP||January 12, 1984|
Bristol College, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was an Episcopal college founded in 1833 by the Epsicopal Education Society and chartered in 1834. It was based on the "manual labour system", combining education with agricultural work. The founding principal was Revd Chauncey Colton and Caleb Sprague Henry was professor of moral and intellectual philosophy. The college closed in 1837.
The college was built on the banks of the Delaware River about three miles from Bristol. The White Hall of the College, built by Alexander Jackson Davis in Greek Revival style, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Joseph J. McCadden (1978). Education in Pennsylvania, 1801-1835 and Its Debt to Robert Vaux. Ayer Publishing. pp. 65–66. ISBN 0-405-01438-4.
- J.P. Wickersham (1969). History of Education in Pennsylvania. Ayer Publishing. pp. 424–425. ISBN 0-405-01491-0.
A History of Bristol Borough in the County of Bucks, State of Pennsylvania by Doron Green 1911
- White Hall of Bristol College, 701-721 Shadyside Avenue, Croydon, Bucks County, PA: 6 photos, 2 data pages, and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Buildings Survey
- National Register of Historic Buildings
- Pennsylvania Colleges that have Closed, Merged, Changed Names
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