David Leedom Farm

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David Leedom Farm
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David Leedom Farm. October 2012.
David Leedom Farm is located in Pennsylvania
David Leedom Farm
Location Southwest of Newtown off Richboro Road, Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°13′19″N 74°57′25″W / 40.22194°N 74.95694°W / 40.22194; -74.95694Coordinates: 40°13′19″N 74°57′25″W / 40.22194°N 74.95694°W / 40.22194; -74.95694
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1825
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001609[1]
Added to NRHP January 1, 1976

David Leedom Farm, also known as "Pleasant Retreat," is a historic home and farm located at Newtown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The house was built in four stages, with the oldest dated to the late 18th century and consisting of a one-story, one roof stone structure. A large, 2 1/2-story stone addition was built in the late-18th century. In 1802, a three-story, stone "mansion" section was added. A two-story, frame addition was built in the early 1800s. The house features a series of piazzas and the interior of the mansion section has a three-story staircase. Also on the property are a variety of contributing farm-related buildings. The house was featured in one of four Newtown farmscape paintings by noted artist Edward Hicks (1780-1849).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[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 Elizabeth Gish and Leilani Stewart (1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: David Leedom Farm" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-07.