James-Lorah House

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James-Lorah House
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James-Lorah House, March 2010
James-Lorah House is located in Pennsylvania
James-Lorah House
James-Lorah House is located in the United States
James-Lorah House
Location132 N. Main St., Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°18′46″N 75°7′52″W / 40.31278°N 75.13111°W / 40.31278; -75.13111Coordinates: 40°18′46″N 75°7′52″W / 40.31278°N 75.13111°W / 40.31278; -75.13111
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built byMartin, Fred A.
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #72001096[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 17, 1972

James-Lorah House, also known as the Judge Chapman House and VIA House, is a historic home located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1844, and is a 2 1/2-story, stuccoed townhouse dwelling with a medium gable roof. It has a 1 1/2-story rear wing with a high gable roof and end chimney. The house features eyebrow windows and marble entrance steps. It was built for Henry Chapman, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives.[2] It was the birthplace of Henry Chapman Mercer on June 24, 1856.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Mrs. Kenneth W. Gemmill (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: James-Lorah House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-30.